New work of art to celebrate the centenary of Mypolonga RSL | The Murray Valley Standard

THE MYPOLONGA Returned and Services League (RSL) is about to erect a new memorial to ensure the preservation of the history of the war.

The Mypolonga RSL sub-branch received $4,899 in the latest round of the federal government’s Saluting Their Service program.

Mypolonga RSL secretary Graham Fromm said the grant would enable the club to erect a new memorial consisting of 11 profile-cut aluminum artworks which will be affixed to the front of the sub-branch building. Mypolonga RSL.

“The artwork will feature images of service personnel and equipment representing the Navy, Army and Air Force,” he said.

“The Sub-Branch was established shortly after World War I and as 2022 is the 100th anniversary of the Sub-Branch, the artwork will be part of our centennial celebrations,” Mr. Fromm said.

“It is hoped that the visual display will foster, among the local Mypolonga community and bystanders, a greater appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service personnel and the roles that those who served or are still serving have played in the formation of the ‘Australia. said Mr. Fromm.

Barker MP Tony Pasin said the memorial project would continue the tradition of remembrance.

“I can’t wait to see the finished work,” he said.

“I am so proud of the history of service at Barker and this project is a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all who have served in our communities.”

“Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, our values ​​and our way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we are honoring that debt.” , said Mr. Pasin.

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