Millers to pay respects at Shrewsbury game...
Rotherham United will pay their respects to fallen service men and women with a minute’s silence at this weekend’s Sky Bet League one game against Shrewsbury Town.
The home clash with Paul Hurst’s side marks the Millers’ closest home game to Remembrance Sunday and we are once again asking all fans to join us in paying our respects this weekend.
We are delighted to be welcoming the City of Sheffield Pipe Band, who will be performing pre-match. Founded in 1908, the band has a proud history and has performed all over the world which included in France last year, where they were asked to help mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
As well as the band, we will have a bugle player at AESSEAL New York Stadium, who will lead us into and through the minute’s silence with a rendition of The Last Post.
Members of the Rotherham MCVC will be in attendance outside the stadium from 1pm. The MCVC is a group that runs weekly and fortnightly meetings where the veterans of Rotherham and its surrounding areas can get together to share their stories and discuss aspects of their day to day lives. The groups provide support to those that have served our country and are struggling to readapt to civilian life.
Also at Saturday’s game we will have two men in our company who served on board the HMS Intrepid during the Falklands War. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Neil Wilkinson and Michael Quinn, who will both be attending at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Rotherham United Head of Community Jamie Noble said:
“I’d like to thank everyone that is getting involved as we pay tribute to the fallen service men and women at this time of year.
“It is an extremely important time where we acknowledge the great sacrifice made by those working in the armed forces. Nearly everyone has a personal story of being affected by past wars and conflicts, so to come together as a community to remember the fallen is a very fitting tribute.”