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Suited and Booted

Medals on display

Following his coffin

To salute a Veteran today.


He saw active service

Saw Bosnia’s Hell

The streets of Northern Ireland

Served in the Gulf as well.


Disabled and stressed

His discharge complete

He fought to survive

On return to civvie street,


I don’t know his whole story,

Only know that he is gone,

Finally deciding that

He just couldn’t carry on.


We parade with respect

To see him on his way;

In sadness and in sorrow

We salute a Brother today.

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Salute, 18 May 2015