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Rangers Football Club will mark Remembrance Day at Ibrox tomorrow with a minute silence in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in which 1,117,077 men and women from the Commonwealth died.

Rangers are proud to remember all those who fought for our freedom on this very special centenary.  

Representatives from each of the services and Rangers FC will attend a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday morning at the John Greig statue, to mark the anniversary of the Armistice.

And representatives from each of the services have been invited to Ibrox for the SPFL Championship game against Falkirk.

We look forward to welcoming a number of veterans and serving personnel to the stands and to the Directors Box.  

Two veterans from Erskine will lead the teams out prior to kick-off and two sailors, soldiers and airmen will carry a poppy to the centre spot for the minute silence.  

Soldiers from 207 (City of Glasgow) Battery, part of 105 Regiment Royal Artillery, will fire an L118 artillery gun to mark the start and end of the minute silence.

The team will wear a special commemorative poppy shirt against Falkirk in honour of our fallen heroes.

The majority of these will be donated to services related charities to raise further funds for serving personnel and veterans.

The Rangers Charity Foundation will be hosting a can collection around the stadium in aid of veterans’ charity Poppyscotland - which supports ex-Servicemen and women and their families.  

Poppyscotland provides life-changing assistance to Scotland’s ex-Servicemen and women, funding specialist advice and employment support, home adaptations, mobility aids and providing tailored funding packages.

The charity is aiming to raise even more money this year to continue to deliver support to those who need it most.

 

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THIS Saturday, when Rangers take on Falkirk in another important league clash, the Club and the fans will once again remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives and have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

As stated above, this year also marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the World War 1 in which so many lost their lives.

To commemorate this anniversary and remembrance there will be a card display in the Sandy Jardine Stand. Other commemorative activities on the day will include:

-   Wreath laying ceremony at the Ibrox Disaster Memorial Plinth. 1.30pm;
-   Pre-match can collection in support of Poppyscotland;  
-   2 Representatives from each the armed forces will carry the poppy to the centre circle pre-match
-   Two Erskine veterans will lead the first teams out onto the pitch
-   One minutes silence to remember all those who have lost their lives in the service of their country
-   207 (City of Glasgow) Battery, part of 105 Regiment Royal Artillery, will fire an L118 artillery gun to mark the start and the end of the minute silence
 -  The first team will once again wear a unique poppy strip to pay our respects to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
 

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