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Port Vale to stage annual remembrance fixture

3 November 2023

Club News

Port Vale to stage annual remembrance fixture

3 November 2023

Our Emirates FA Cup First Round tie against Burton Albion will be our dedicated remembrance fixture.

Saturday’s match is our closest home game to Remembrance Sunday and will be our chance to honour those who gave the greatest sacrifice.

Representatives of both football clubs will lay wreaths in the centre circle ahead of kick-off, it will then be followed by a period of silence that will end with the playing of The Last Post.

Supporters who wish to be involved in the remembrance service are asked to take their seats by 2:50pm.

Ex-service personnel will be in attendance in the Staffordshire University Fan Zone collecting donations for the Royal British Legion.

Tickets for Saturday’s match are available from and will be on sale until just after kick off.

The itinerary of the service can be found below: 

2.53pm – Referee leads players both clubs onto the field. Players will do their normal ‘pass-by’ of each other and then proceed to the centre circle and form up. The remembrance party will then take to the field carrying wreaths and head to the far side of the centre circle, facing the Lorne Street stand.

2.55pm –For the Fallen (Recording by Rev Ashley Cooper):

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.

2.56pm – Minute’s silence which begins on the referee’s whistle, following ‘We will remember them’.

2.57pm – As the minute passes, Moira will play The Last Post – Dan will be stood with Moira to confirm the minute has passed.

2.58pm – The conclusion of The Last Post. Remembrance party leaves the pitch.

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