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Remembrance Day

11th November 2020 News

AFC Totton today honoured those who lost their lives and fought in the line of duty during World War 1 from 1914 – 1918, World War 2 from 1939 – 1945 and in the line of duty in many conflicts since right up until today. The club commemorated this day by laying a wreath upon our pitch in their memory.

Our club groundsman, Gareth Abernethy decided to honour the fallen with a pitch design in the shape of a poppy, in which a wreath was laid upon it in remembrance.

In attendance at the club was our Chairman Wayne Mew, Vice Chairman Dave Penny, Financial Director Steve Brookwell, our groundsman Gareth Abernethy, catering manager Jonny Gettings as well as members of the public who chose to attend.

Our club ground had been decorated in poppies, along with the flag of the Royal British Legion waving on our club flagpole. A music recording from the service at The Cenotaph in London played, which was then followed by the last post and a two minute silence.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

 A poem by John McCrae.

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