Volunteers needed to support Remembrance Day 2018 commemorations

Date published: 6 September 2017

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill is calling on community groups to take part in a state-wide program to mark the centenary anniversary of the end of World War I.

The state government is gauging interest and will provide grants to groups in the community that will support and enrich the commemoration activities.

Mayor Hill said the Townsville community had always been strong supporters of the defence force and would be right behind this initiative.

“Townsville, your city needs you, we need arts groups, singing groups, veterans groups and any other group interested in honouring our fallen soldiers in the final event of the Anzac Centenary,” Cr Hill said.

“I will be sending letters out to schools and community groups inviting them to take part in this event and show how strong our city’s support is for our defence members past and present.

“There will be grants available for the state-wide commemorations and more information will be coming in the next few months.

“Our city’s residents have always put their hand up to fight for Australia’s freedom from the Boer War with the Kennedy Regiment through to today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We have the strongest military presence in the country and we have a proud military tradition embedded in our city’s history.

“From the morning to the going down of the sun, this will be a great opportunity to show our respect and admiration for their sacrifice.”

For more information about the projects that have received funding visit anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants