Rochdale AFC paid tribute to those servicemen, women and former players who have fallen, as part of our 2020 Remembrance commemorations at Tuesday night's game against Salford City.
Caen Matthews, representing the Royal British Legion Rochdale, along with the Leader of Rochdale Council, Councillor Allen Brett, and Councillor Janet Emsley, led the teams out onto the pitch before kick-off and laid a poppy wreath in the centre circle in an act of Remembrance.
Rochdale AFC Club Chaplin Richard Bradley read the Ode of Remembrance before an minute's silence was observed to remember all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
We are donating a poppy shirt, signed by the players, to the Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford, to auction off. They are a Charity and Care Home for ex-service men and women from across the North West of England who are currently in the middle of a £13m redevelopment to build the UK’s first Veteran Care Village. They welcomed 32 residents into the first Phase on September 14 and will shortly begin construction on Phase 1b for a further 32 residents and six independent living apartments.