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Royals will remember the fallen against Ipswich

Remembrance events being planned for the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I

31 October 2018

This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Remembrance Day has been observed ever since King George V inaugurated the very first Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of hostilities on the Western Front.

And that tradition has continued and is still observed across the country to recall the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month back in 1918.

One century on, nationwide commemorations will be supported by Premier League and EFL clubs and the English national teams, paying tribute through a variety of activities.

And Royals and Town fans will naturally be invited to mark a poignant day in world history by observing a minute's silence ahead of kick-off against Ipswich Town at Madejski Stadium on Saturday 10th November.

Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) are set to hold a Remembrance Service prior to the match, which will be happening outside Madejski Stadium at the Remembrance Wall by Gate 1 at 1.45pm on the day of the game.

Our first team players are set to wear poppies on their shirts for this fixture and, as in previous seasons, Sky Bet will be organising a central auction of this match-worn memorabilia in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Bespoke commemorative coins from the Royal British Legion will be used for the coin toss at every Premier League, EFL and FA Cup match to pay tribute and say thank you to all those involved in the First World War. And before kick-off, Made


And The Royal British Legion will be holding a pre-match charity collection from their volunteers based all around the ground on the day, so donating any money you can spare would be greatly appreciated.

There will be a number of other Remembrance Day activities planned, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, before and after our home fixture against the Suffolk side - we will update our supporters in more detail on how else the club will be remembering those who fight or have fought for our country.

Away from Madejski Stadium, the The Premier League, The FA, EFL and the PFA are sponsoring 'The Greater Game' at Waterloo East Theatre, a play that tells the story of Clapton Orient and the men who swapped the football fields of London for the battle fields of the Somme in 1916.

In addition, the 'Football Remembers' programme will be promoting the Games of Remembrance which see the British Army and German Army football teams competing in memory of those who fought so bravely decades ago; two fixtures will take place in Nottingham on Thursday 8th November with Notts County hosting the women’s game at 12pm and Nottingham Forest hosting the men’s match at 7pm.


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