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Owls to mark World War I anniversary

7 November 2014

Sheffield Wednesday, together with our friends from Rotherham United, are proud to play our part in marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War in 1914.

As well as dedicating the front cover of Saturday’s matchday programme to this most poignant of occasions, you will see a range of activity in and around the ground on Saturday.

First and foremost, everyone inside Hillsborough will be asked to show their respects by observing a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off, during which bugler John Harrison will play ‘The Last Post’.

The matchball will be placed on the centre spot by a member of the Armed Forces and 60 Sea Cadets will walk around the pitch at half time.

The cadets will also conduct a guard of honour to welcome the teams onto the pitch.

Outside, meanwhile, there will be a bucket collection on behalf of the Royal British Legion while the Megastore car park will host two 1940s’ army jeeps to help raise awareness and highlight the incredible work of each of the Armed Forces.

Please join both clubs in remembering those who gave their lives to ensure better ones for others.

Supporter information

The turnstiles will close for the duration of the minute’s silence.

Supporters should be aware that South Yorkshire Police intend to deploy the CBRN crowd segregation barriers on Leppings Lane apron at the end of the match.

Home supporters in the South Stand and Kop will not be able to exit the stadium via Leppings Lane, and should leave via Penistone Road or over the bridge onto Parkside Road/Catchbar Lane.

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