Beverley RSL to receive funding to commemorate 100th Anniversary of Armistice

The Beverley RSL Sub-Branch has been awarded more than $3,000 of funding towards the Armistice Centenary.

The sub-branch will use the $3,465 in Federal Government funding to increase the functionality, aesthetics and safety of the Cenotaph Precinct.

This will include the installation of in-ground LED up-lighting on the four sides of the Beverley Cenotaph, the installation of in-ground LED spot lights to illuminate the three flagpoles, the planting of commemorative “Spirit of Anzac” grevilleas in the garden beds adjoining the paved walk between the Cenotaph and the Wall of Remembrance, purchasing additional memorial plaques and marquees to provide shelter during services. 

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter has congratulated the group.

He said the Armistice Centenary Grants Program have been designed to deliver local projects and activities to commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice Centenary.

“The Beverley RSL Sub-Branch project to improve the Cenotaph Precinct will greatly enhance the experience of those attending commemorative services,” Mr Porter said.

“The commitment of organisations such as the Beverley RSL Sub-Branch ensures our communities preserve our local history for future generations.”

Under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program every electorate in Australia will receive up to $50,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.