LEST WE FORGET: L Cpl Julie Ahrens at the Nanango War Memorial where the statue is finally being restored.
LEST WE FORGET: L Cpl Julie Ahrens at the Nanango War Memorial where the statue is finally being restored. Clive Lowe

Chipped statue gets $4000 for restoration

FOR more than 17 years the Nanango War Memorial statue at Reg McCallum Park has stood with a chipped hand and rifle but thanks to new funding it will soon be repaired.

Federal Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott made the announcement today and congratulated the Nanango Remembrance Committee and Nanango RSL Sub-Branch for its successful funding application.

"The Nanango Remembrance Committee and Nanango RSL Sub-Branch will receive $4000 to restore and clean the statue at Reg McCallum Park under the Saluting Their Service Commemorations program," Mr Scott said.

"I understand the community has tried to mend the War Memorial statue for many years so this funding is a wonderful  investment in the Nanango region.  

"This year marks the Centenary of Anzac and on Saturday, April 25, the entire nation will stand silent to remember the meaning of Anzac, what it means to be Australian and the importance of never forgetting service and sacrifice.  

"I congratulate the Nanango Remembrance Committee, Nanango RSL Sub-Branch and community for their commitment to honouring those who have served our great country to ensure we will never forget."

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