Fleetwood Town paid their respects to the Armed Forces at last weekend’s game against Burton Albion, inviting current serving members of the military and those who have since retired.
The Mercian Regiment from Weeton Barracks were in attendance and provided a guard of honour for both teams as they emerged from the tunnel, with both captains holding wreaths of poppies that they laid on the centre circle.
As they walked out the tunnel, they were led by Corporal Fawcett who carried the ball out for the game. After all the players were stood around the centre circle, Roy Bond and John Scott from the Fleetwood Old Boys Band sounded their bugles to The Last Post and then observed a minute’s silence alongside all the supporters in the stand.
Straight after, Club Chaplain George Ayoma read out the following words of remembrance: They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall now weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Everyone at Fleetwood Town would like to thank those who protect our way of life, in every branch of the armed forces – thank you.