Anzac Day services across the State this year will be supported by a Lotterywest grant of more than $1 million.
Veterans Minister Joe Francis said the $1.05 million grant would help the Returned and Services League WA (RSLWA) to stage the Kings Park dawn service, Perth parade and other services across the State.
"With attendances at Anzac Day events increasing every year, particularly among young people, this grant is an important part of making sure the day is observed with the reverence it deserves," Mr Francis said.
"Lotterywest has been a great supporter of returned service men, women and their families.
"Since 2002, it has made 185 grants to RSLWA and RSL sub-branches totalling $14.5 million."
RSLWA also receives financial support from the ANZAC Day Trust Fund which last year contributed $129,000.
"Significantly, this year is the centenary of the formation of the RSLWA, which was established by soldiers returning from the Great War," the Minister said.
"To mark the occasion, the Perth Mint has produced Australian legal tender gold and silver coins featuring the distinctive RSL emblem.
"The limited issue commemorative coins are a fitting tribute to an organisation which has made such a profound contribution to our veterans' community."
The first Lotterywest grant to support returned service men, women and their families was in 1933
Since 2002, Lotterywest has made 185 grants to RSLWA and RSL sub-branches totalling $14.5 million
Last financial year, Lotterywest raised $283 million to support the WA community
2016 is the centenary anniversary of the establishment of the RSLWA
2016 marks 100 years since the Fromelles and Pozieres campaigns, the first major engagements for the Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front
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