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Commemorative service held at Poolfoot to honour those who served their country

9 November 2018

Fleetwood Town held an open service on Friday to commemorate Fleetwood players who lost their lives and served their country during the First World War.

The service started with club chaplain George Ayoma reading a sermon to all who were present, before saying a prayer for former Fleetwood player Sheard Salthouse, who lost his life during the war, along with other players who answered the country’s call.

The Last Post was then played before, and after, a two-minute silence, as players, senior club officials and local residents of Fleetwood were all in attendance.

A commemorative wooden plinth was also installed at Poolfoot to honour those former players who went to war for our country, alongside a tree which was planted as part of the Woodland Trust, EFL and The FA’s ‘For Club and Country’ project.

We would like to thank all who were present at the service, and those players who lost their lives, to save ours.

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