The memory of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II will live on for generations to come in Pinjarra, with the Shire of Murray planting a tree to commemorate her life of duty.
Under the former Coalition government’s Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program, funding was made available to mark the Queen’s 70 years of service – who earlier this year, became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
Federal Member for Canning, the Hon. Andrew Hastie MP, joined representatives from the Shire to mark the momentous occasion.
“Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was a woman of strength, humility and duty. She was a model of leadership for millions around the world,” Mr Hastie said.
“As a boy, I studied her dignity and grace. As a man, I gladly took an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty both as a soldier and as a Parliamentarian.
“This Jacaranda will be a reminder of Her Late Majesty, and the way she touched our lives. May it grow into a tree with the same depth and stature as her reign.”
Under the program, funding of between $2,000 and $20,000 was available for eligible community groups and organisations to increase awareness and celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee and create a legacy of tree plantings across the country.
Mr Hastie recently rose in Parliament to pay condolences to Her Late Majesty.
A transcript and video of Mr Hastie’s speech can be found here.
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