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Together, we will remember them

7 November 2014

This weekend the Clarets will remember our fallen heroes ahead of our designated Remembrance fixture against Hull City.

This year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War and supporters will be given the chance to pay their respects to the soldiers who gave their today for our tomorrow.

All sections of Turf Moor will join together and hold a minutes silence ahead of the 3pm kick-off and there will also be opportunity around the ground to donate to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The Last Post will be played by Burnley FC Catering Manager Chris Gibson and Education and New Projects manager Matt Hargreaves.

On Saturday, 4Lancs Regiment will provide the guard of honour, with 30 soldiers as the players enter the pitch.

A half time presentation will see a plaque presented to club by Military Policeman and British serviceman Peter Briggs. This plaque outlines the six players who fell during The Great War and will be presented to co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick by BFPA (Burnley Former Players Association).

This week, both current and former servicemen visited our Gawthorpe training ground and had lunch with the players.

And the Clarets playing shirts will carry the poppy logo, with the shirts to be auctioned off at a later date and proceeds going to the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The Military brass band will also be playing on Harry Potts Way and in our new fanzone.

Get involved on social media @poppylegion:

As part of the Poppy Appeal this year, @poppylegion are running the #PoppySelfie campaign on Facebook and Twitter. You can get involved by taking a #PoppySelfie, and telling them why you're wearing your poppy with pride.

Simply take a pic of you wearing a Poppy and tell us and @poppylegion why you’re wearing it.

You could be wearing a poppy for all of you Service friends, a great granddad who fought in WW1 or in support of the work our Armed Forces do today. Whether it’s the iconic paper poppy or a sparkly Poppy Brooch, we’d love to see them.

Together, we will remember them.

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