The Memorial

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For my son currently serving with 29 Commando Regiment, he just sent me this beautiful photo taken last night. I hope my poem does it justice.


Outside the Royal Citadel, standing tall and proud,

backdropped by a summer sky and dappled cloud.

A memorial for those who paid the ultimate price,

we remember them, lest we forget their sacrifice.


A memorial for members of 29/95 Commando Regiment,

manufactured from cartridge cases fired and spent.

A commando dagger, mounted on a pile of cannonball,

a tribute to the fallen, blank space for those who yet may fall.


For all those lives lost in battle in Iraq, Afghanistan,

Aden, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland and Oman.

We give thanks for all you do and all you have done,

for your service we salute you, each and everyone.


◄ Nothing Lasts Forever

Pigeonholed ►


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julie callaghan

Sat 11th Jul 2020 17:25

Thank you for your kind words

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 11th Jul 2020 16:28

Well deserved and well portrayed in print and picture. 🎖

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julie callaghan

Sat 11th Jul 2020 07:55

Amended slightly. Can’t seem to leave this one alone.

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julie callaghan

Fri 10th Jul 2020 20:16

Thank you for your kind words.

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Fri 10th Jul 2020 19:58

One has to walk in theirs and your shoes Julie in order to fully understand the sacrifices those lads and lasses make on our behalf

and yes! that does include you as well Julie, I salute them and you!


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julie callaghan

Fri 10th Jul 2020 18:25

Thank you Po

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Paul Sayer

Fri 10th Jul 2020 16:41


Beautiful poem and image to accompany it, Julie.

Always in our thoughts.

Thank you both.


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