Connect with us

General

How a smoko and working bee helps keep these vets on track as they prepare for Anzac Day

Published

on

ADVERTISEMENT


Despite a bad leg, Peter McKenna still gets on his hands and knees to paint carefully around the monuments at the Ingleburn Soldiers Memorial Park, in Sydney’s south-west. 

He’s there most Tuesdays when members of the RSL sub-branch get together to clean and maintain the gardens. 

a man holding a paint brush on his hands and knees and painting the ground
Peter McKenna is among the many vets who find solace at the RSL sub-branch.(

ABC News: Kathleen Calderwood 

)

Their pride in the place is clear and it’s kept spick and span in the way that you’d expect from ex-Defence personnel. 

But it’s the camaraderie and support from fellow ex-servicemen that keep Mr McKenna coming back. 

“Because I got medically discharged, I haven’t really been able to work,” he said. 



Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

You might also like ...

US President Joe Biden calls for ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants
Threatened wedge-tailed eagle found with ‘hacked off’ feet in north-east Tasmania