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National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in Service

The Memorial designed by Brian King is a pyramid shape made primarily of granite slabs resting on a steel frame interspaced with toughened glass panels. Mr. King uses the Pyramid shape with all its historic references to burial and standing testament to the dead. However, he also sees the shape as reflecting that of an "army tent". While its external symmetry is quite simple in form, it is only on closer inspection that the observer becomes aware of its introspection. In the tent structure members of the Defence Forces are ever present. 4 Defence Force personnel in relief cast in bronze, representing the Air Corps, Army, and Naval Service, both permanent and reserve, are included - seen as 4 sentries standing to attention. They are guarding an eternal flame that emanates from the Defence Forces Badge. The dimensions of the memorial are 4 metres by 4 metres to a height of 4.8 metres.

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