The EFL and all 72 member clubs will unite to pay tribute to fallen servicemen, women and former players as part of Remembrance Sunday commemorations and the First World War Centenary.
Sky Bet League One and League Two clubs will honour those that lost their lives at war over the weekend of the 12-13 November, whilst the 24 Sky Bet Championship teams will pay their respects the following weekend on Saturday 19 November to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme which ended 100 years earlier on 18 November 1916.
This Saturday, there will be a minute’s silence and an EFL wreath will be laid on the pitch prior to kick-off at the Northern Commercials Stadium when Rochdale take on Bradford City to remember and honour all of those that have fallen in battle.
The Dale players will wear a one-off poppy shirt for the match which will be auction off after the game to raise money for this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The blue and black striped shirts have a poppy printed on the front and the wording ‘Remembering the Battle of the Somme – 100 year anniversary’.
Fought over 141 days between 1 July and 18 November 1916, the Battle of the Somme was one of the defining battles of the First World War. With over 400,000 British casualties and over 1 million men of all nationalities killed, the Somme remains one of the most brutal individual battles ever fought.