Bodangora War Memorial to install path thanks to grant

EASIER ACCESS: Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee with Bodangora Recreation Reserve Trust members Maurice Campbell and Martin Barnes. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
EASIER ACCESS: Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee with Bodangora Recreation Reserve Trust members Maurice Campbell and Martin Barnes. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

The Bodangora Reserve Trust has received $3000 to improve the war memorial.

The funding, which came from the NSW government through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, will be used to install a concrete path from the entrance gate to the Bodangora War Memorial.

Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said the project would be completed in time for Remembrance Day, which will mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago.

“The Bodangora War Memorial is of great significance to the community as 47 men from the small town served in WW1. You can see their names on the honour roll,” Mr Gee said.

“The new path will provide safer access to the war memorial and also easier access in the event of wet weather on days when services are held.”

Mr Gee said local residents had worked hard to restore the war memorial site across the years.

“Commemorating this important date in our history is a true testament to the success of the Anzac Centenary 2014–18 and I have no doubt the Bodangora Recreation Reserve Trust will create a lasting legacy of remembrance at the Bodangora War Memorial site,” Mr Gee said.