Ahead of our Vanarama Conference game against FC Halifax Town on Tuesday evening, Grimsby Town Football Club will be carrying out their very own remembrance service.
This year’s Armistice Day takes on extra special meaning with 2014 marking 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War. And the club, with help from veterans and current serving personnel, will mark the occasion by running a number of special events around the ground; before kick-off and during the half-time break.
The club have invited drummers from the Royal Anglian Regiment, bagpipers, army cadets and standard bearers from around the borough and veterans from WW2 to attend the top-of-the-table fixture against high-flying Halifax.
At half-time, a touching video will be played on the Blundell Park big screen featuring images of the Grimsby Town team from 1914, who went to fight on the Western Front. Accompanying the piece will be a reading of Rudyard Kipling’s poignant poem ‘If’ from local Normandy veteran Walter Marshall.
All current and ex-service personnel can gain entry to the Main Stand for free, if they choose to wear their military uniforms or medals.
The club are encouraging supporters to arrive early to see the planned events.
You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting www.gtfctickets.co.uk or by calling 01472 605050.