Below is an original poem by our daughter Leah.
For a young lady of such tender years and on the verge
 of commencing her teaching career, we are so proud.

Should you wish to share this poem with fellow members, please do so with Leah's permission.

Regards
Mick & Robyn Kenny

Salute
(Leah Kenny, 2007)

I hear so many say that they just don’t understand
‘Why do we send our soldiers to all these foreign lands?’
They say ‘I don’t believe in war…don’t understand the aim’
But our soldiers do more than just shield us from the pain

Upon ANZAC hill their legend came to light
Fighting for the freedom of all mans God given rights
No man should yield in terror within his family home
Based purely on his faith, religion or skin tone
Our soldiers’ fought for those who lacked the force to fight
And spoke for those who lived in terror, against those who held the knife

I salute to you my soldiers
You have always been there for me
I raise our flag for you
Because you keep our country free
But more than that your courage
Defends those too powerless to fight
My pride with on you soldier
For defending human rights

I ask of you who are complaining, what you’d do if denied your home?
Who would you call if imposed with new regimes when you hadn’t got to vote?
Our soldiers stood up for those who rightfully owned the land
Gave back the voice to the people whose head was forced beneath the sand
I support my soldiers when they are sent to war
I will always understand that they are fighting for a cause
It may not be so publicised and easy for you to see
But they are fighting for, not just our country, but our worlds living peace

I salute to you my soldiers
You have always been there for me
I raise our flag for you
Because you keep our country free
But more than that your courage
Defends those denied their rights
My pride with on you soldier
For upholding freedoms light


This ANZAC Day I salute the Australian Defence Force, and all the men and women within it who protect both our beautiful Australia and the world, keeping place, power and freedom with those who will truly cherish and embrace it.

Thank You