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Burnley Football Club Remembers

4 November 2016

Burnley FC is proud to dedicate Saturday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace as our Remembrance match day.

Premier League clubs have continued their support of the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal once again this season with numerous events happening at Premier League fixtures around the country.

Burnley Football Club will be welcoming a number of military veterans and current servicemen as guests of the club.

The Royal British Legion will be represented by Ted Davidson, Terence Nightingale, and Cpl Michelle Shipton, along with current and former servicemen Wing Commanders Neil Hope and Neil King, Sgt Andy Manning and Sgt Rick Clement.

These VIP military guests will lead the players onto the pitch, and take part in a special moment of remembrance, which will include a short silence and performance of the Last Post by Sgt Andy Manning.

We respectfully ask all fans present to pay their respects at this time.

Also, on display will be a special plaque commemorating former Burnley Football Club players who died in conflict during the First World War

Before the match, there will be numerous representatives of the Poppy Appeal around Turf Moor selling Poppies, so please give generously and wear yours with pride.

The Royal British Legion are asking people to #RethinkRemembrance and have been highlighting the sacrifices that all generations of the armed forces.

To see some of their stories or for more information go to their website at: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/stories/ 


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