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READ | Millers pay tribute to the town's fallen soldiers

3 November 2016

Rotherham United paid tribute to the town's fallen soldiers as John Breckin visited Moorgate Cemetery and the memorial at Clifton Park to pay respect ahead of the club's final home fixture before Remembrance Sunday.

With the Millers not in action again until later in the month, the club will invite players, supporters and officials to join in a minute’s silence moments before kick off against Preston North End this Saturday as we show our support for Remembrance Day.

The weekend’s clash with the Liliywhites also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, and a balloon release will take place ahead of the action at AESSEAL New York Stadium to signify this milestone, and the 100th league game at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Millers legend Breckin attended the memorial at Moorgate and Clifton Park to pay respects on behalf of the club to the town’s military that lost their lives, and expressed his own thoughts to those no longer with us.

“It is important that we pay tribute to those soldiers from Rotherham that never returned home to their families, particularly on an anniversary as significant as this one,” he explained.

“So many lives were lost in battle with those servicemen leaving behind wives and children and the area suffered greatly, as did the rest of the country.  I would like to place on record on behalf of myself and the club our respects for those people who lost their lives in the line of duty for our country."

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