Ibrox to mark Remembrance

Fri 3rd November 2017

The Rangers Charity Foundation will be represented on Saturday as Rangers Football Club mark Remembrance Day at Ibrox at the match against Partick Thistle with a minute’s silence in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 

A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the John Greig statue attended by representatives from each of the services, Erskine, Poppyscotland, Partick Thistle, the Rangers Charity Foundation and Rangers Football Club.

As supporters in the Sandy Jardine Stand take part in a special Remembrance card display immediately prior to kick-off, two veterans will lead the teams out and two sailors, soldiers and airmen will carry a poppy to the centre spot for the minute’s silence. 

The Rangers first team will wear a unique poppy strip to pay our respects to all those who fought for our freedom.

Representatives from each of the services are attending Ibrox as guests of the Club, as well as veterans from Erskine and the Coming Home Centre in Govan, two of the Rangers Charity Foundation’s Armed Forces Partners this season. Veterans from the Foundation’s Glasgow Veterans United programme, supported by SSAFA via Glasgow Helping Heroes, will also be present. Distinguished guests from the military, Poppyscotland and Erskine are also being welcomed to the Directors Box.

The Rangers Charity Foundation is hosting a can collection at the match in aid of Poppyscotland, which supports ex-Servicemen and women and their families.  Poppyscotland provides tailored support and funding to thousands of ex-Servicemen and women as well as other vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support.

Gordon Michie, Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising, commented: “We are extremely grateful to Rangers Football Club for their continued support, and we encourage supporters to give generously to our volunteers who will once again be out in force collecting outside Ibrox.  We will also shortly be announcing an exciting new initiative for the centenary year in 2018 and we hope people across Scotland will be inspired to join us in marking this important milestone.”

Rangers Interim Manager Graeme Murty commented, “I know the fans will join the team and everyone at the Club in honouring all those who gave their lives for their country and will welcome veterans and representatives from the armed services to Ibrox as part of Remembrance Day.”

Pictured above are: Training Warrant Officer Scots WO2 John Knox,Graeme Murty, James Tavernier and Erskine resident, veteran Ian McGovaney (Royal Army Service Corps 1957-59).

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