9 November 2018
Four local community projects commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War have received funding from the Liberal National Government under the Armistice Grant Program.
Local MP Steven Ciobo said he was impressed with the projects approved for funding, and the innovative ways groups were commemorating the centenary of the First World War Armistice.
“Successful applications have shared in $45,000 for projects such as providing arts and crafts for school children to create paintings to honour the role of our war veterans and other commemorative activities,” Mr Ciobo said.
“Nerang, Southport and Surfers Paradise RSL clubs also received funding towards their commemorative services which will be held on Remembrance Day.
“Remembrance Day is special to Australians, young and old, for many different reasons and sharing the stories is incredibly important.”
This Remembrance Day marks the centenary of the First World War Armistice — the day the guns on the Western Front fell silent and the greatest war the modern world had ever seen was all but over.
Mr Ciobo encouraged all Gold Coasters to really think about why they pause on Remembrance Day, to attend their local Remembrance Day services and to stop for a minute’s silence.