Rotherham United and Norwich City will join the rest of the country in paying their respects to our fallen servicemen and women, as we dedicate Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture to Remembrance Day.
This weekend’s home game with the Canaries marks our closest home league fixture to Remembrance Sunday and we have once again enlisted the help of our friends from the Rotherham MCVC and Sheffield Pipe Band to assist us in our tributes.
As has been the case in previous years, in addition to the Pipe Band playing the teams out of the tunnel in place of the usual walk-out music, a bugle player will lead us into a period of silence with a rendition of The Last Post, whilst veterans in attendance will also be pitchside.
Our colleagues from the Rotherham MCVC will also be on hand in and around AESSEAL New York Stadium prior to kick off. The MCVC is a group that runs weekly and fortnightly meetings allowing veterans of Rotherham and the surrounding areas the opportunity to get together, share their stories and discuss various aspects of their lives.
In addition to our tributes, the captains will walk out of the tunnel holding poppy wreaths, which will be laid on the centre circle prior to the planned silence as a mark of respect.
As ever, Millers players will also be sporting poppies on their shirts for this afternoon’s clash and will be wearing black armbands as a further tribute to our fallen soldiers.
Following the match with Dean Smith’s side, these shirts will be passed on to MatchWornShirt.com, who will subsequently auction them online on the club’s behalf. All profits of which will be going to the Royal British Legion. Further details on how to place a bid on these match-worn jerseys will be published on www.themillers.co.uk in due course.
As we look to further support the great work of RBL, supporters also have the opportunity to support their team and troops by purchasing a poppy pin badge from the Red and White Shop or from the Royal British Legion website.
Rotherham United would like to thank everyone in advance for their support for our planned tributes.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.