South Arm RSL Sub-Branch continues memorial expansion

FOLLOWING the unveiling of its World War One memorial, the South Arm RSL Sub-Branch will continue to commemorate the region’s war heroes with a second memorial dedicated to World War Two.

Visiting the organisation recently, Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins said she was pleased the South Arm RSL Sub-Branch was able to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary with the new memorial.

Ms Collins said she had recommended the sub-branch receive funding to commemorate World War One under the Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Grants Program.

“The new memorial wall and mural are dignified and important recognition of the sacrifice made by the South Arm residents who served,” she said.

Ms Collins also used the visit to discuss the sub-branch’s plans to build new memorials commemorating the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

“The sub-branch is going from strength to strength and the new additions should complement the existing World War One memorial,” Ms Collins said.

“It will be particularly exciting to see the development of the planned World War Two memorial, which would form the centre of the sub-branch’s commemorations.

“I look forward to continuing to support the South Arm RSL Sub-Branch in any way I can.”

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