At Saturday’s home game against Rotherham United, Rovers will pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women as part of the Remembrance Day commemorations and Armistice Centenary.
This Sunday (November 11th) marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. One century on, the EFL, Premier League, FA and PFA have joined forces under the collective banner of ‘Football Remembers’ to mark the centenary and in Remembrance of all those who have served in conflicts since.
At Ewood Park this weekend, Rovers will join clubs across the country to remember and honour those connected to our clubs, towns and cities who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Ex-service personnel and representatives of the Royal British Legion, Cadet Forces, Great War Society and Memories & Comrades community group will be special guests of the club and will perform a pre-match tribute, including a Guard of Honour for the two teams.
As a mark of respect, supporters from each club will lay wreaths in the centre circle and a minute’s silence will take place prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played by bugler Mark Holt.
The Rovers players will also wear specially embroidered poppy shirts, which will then be signed and auctioned by Sky Bet via the CharityStars website to raise valuable funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Rovers are also supporting the ‘For Club and Country’ project, which is run in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum, and will see two trees planted at the stadium, serving as a lasting legacy to the hundreds of footballers who served and fell in the First World War, including former Rovers and England forward Eddie Latheron.
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