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Short remembrance service to be held ahead of Saturday's game

10 November 2017

The Iron will be holding a short remembrance service ahead of kick-off against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

The game falls on Armistice Day, November 11th - the date when hostilities formally ended after more than four years of battle during World War I.

The club are pleased to be able to welcome members of the armed forces, veterans and volunteers of the Royal British Legion to the match this weekend.

Attending the game are the following:

Ken Lloyd – President of the Royal British Legion, Scunthorpe branch

Thomas Blacklock – Colour Sergeant in the Royal Marines, 43 Commando Unit

Commander (SCC) Keith Bingham RNR

Flight Lieutenant James Todd - Officer Commanding 119 Scunthorpe Squadron

Mr Gary Barker - Squadron Chairman

Sergeant Steve Barker

Cadet Sargent Matthew Henton - Bugle Player

Cadet Corporal Lewis Beighton, Cadet Teri Pell and Cadet Nathan Vipurs - Banner Party

Volunteers will be conducting a bucket collection for the Poppy Appeal, so please give generously as always.

The short service will be succeeded with a minute’s silence prior to the game getting underway, as we pay our respects to the servicemen and women who have fallen in conflict.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

When you go home tell them of us and say

For your tomorrow we gave our today

Lest We Forget.

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