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READ | Millers step up plans for 100th anniversaries

2 November 2016

Rotherham United are stepping up our preparations for this Saturday’s game with Preston North End as the club look to mark a number of important milestones.

The fixture with the Lilywhites will be the closest home fixture to Remembrance Sunday, with the Millers holding a minute’s silence prior to kick off in memory of the servicemen and women who gave their lives in the line of duty for our country.

This year is also the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme which ran from 01 July – 18 November 1916 – which claimed the lives of many Rotherham-born servicemen.

With the club also celebrating the 100th league fixture at AESSEAL New York Stadium, the club plan to release balloons after the silence to mark both anniversaries. 

The balloon release (red for the colours of Rotherham and white to signify peace) will be conducted by young supporters of both Rotherham and Saturday’s opponents Preston.

The club are also delighted to welcome members from Rotherham MCVC (Military Community Veterans Centre) who will be laying a wreath in the centre circle pre-match.

The Last Post will also be played by a member of the South Yorkshire Police Band.

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