The Forster-Tuncurry RSL sub-branch plans to put monies from a Federal government Saluting Their Service grant towards the purchase of a new medals display case.
A delighted sub-branch secretary, Bob McCallum said the current display case only had room for 52 medals.
Mr McCallum said the group wanted to upgrade the display to include and acknowledge veterans who fought in both the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.
"We now have members who were in Afghanistan and Iraq and we don't have a medal display to record their service," Mr McCallum said.
Mr McCallum said the sub-branch medal display, which was located on the second floor of Club Forster, attracted a lot of interest and comments.
The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program was designed to commemorate the service and sacrifice of current and former Australian Defence Force personnel.
Local member, David Gillespie congratulated sub-branch members for projects commemorating the country's wartime history.
These projects and activities will ensure that the service history is captured and preserved in our local community.David Gillespie
"Our region will join communities across Australia in benefiting from a funding boost to help commemorate the role that Australian service men and women have played in shaping the nation," Dr Gillespie said.
"These projects and activities will ensure that the service history is captured and preserved in our local community.
"The sub-branch will use the funds to purchase and install an Australian honours and awards board and an information board about the sub-branch.
"Thank you to all the community organisations who work tirelessly to ensure that our service personnel get the recognition that they deserve and thank you to all Australian service personnel for your service and sacrifice."
More than $2.2 million in funding was provided through this round of the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants program.
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