Duke of Kent Dedicates RNLI Memorial

  September 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm by

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The Duke of Kent recently participated in a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a new memorial created to honor the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) members who have lost their lives while trying to save the lives of others.

During the ceremony at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset, the Duke of Kent unveiled the 4.5 meter-high memorial. It was designed by Sam Holland ARBS. It shows a person in a boat, saving another person in the water. According to an article in Yachting Monthly, the memorial “symbolizes the history and the future of the RNLI in its most basic and humanitarian form”. 778 people from all over the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland are commemorated on the memorial. Their family members, friends, and crew members were present at the ceremony.

The RNLI headquarters will have an open house on September 5 and 6. Members of the public are invited to see the memorial and learn more about RNLI. To learn more about the RNLI, please visit this website.

To read about, and to discuss the Duke and Duchess of Kent, please visit this thread.

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