Tamworth FC have released a special announcement ahead of their FA Trophy fixture against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday 9th November 2019.
‘This time of the year is always special as we remember those who have lost their lives serving in wars from the First World War right up to the present day in order that we might have freedom and be safe. We also take the opportunity to think about all those who have served and continue to do a fantastic job serving our country in the armed forces.
On Saturday before kick off we will take time out to spend time in silence so that we can show our respect for all those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Tamworth and Gainsborough Trinity would like to extend a very warm welcome to all those who are currently serving, are ex military or are military veterans as our guests of the game. If you show appropriate identification at the turnstiles you will be admitted free of charge to the game.’ (extract taken from www.thelambs.co.uk )
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am. This was one year after the end of World War One.
He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".
Congratulations to both clubs on such a super gesture. OSN hope military personel and veterans alike enjoy the game.