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Bramall Lane pays tribute to war fallen

9 November 2015

Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium was the scene of moving tributes to members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty.

To mark Remembrance Day and the 97th anniversary of the end of World War One, Bramall Lane fell silent for the traditional minute's silence to remember the fallen ahead of kick-off against Worcester City in Saturday's FA Cup first round.

The Blades played in shirts emblazoned with a poppy. A delegation from the Yorkshire and Humberside Army Cadet Force attended the match.

Before taking their seats for the game, the Cadet Force held a bucket collection around the ground both for their organisation and for the Royal British Legion. They formed the 'guard of honour' and undertook wreath-carrying duties.

A small Army Cadet band played for fans outside the ticket office and in the Platinum Suite.

Dave McCarthy, Operations Director at Sheffield United, said: "It was extremely important for us to remember all those lost during wartime. There are few more poignant ways for a football stadium to mark Remembrance Day than with a minute's silence - it gives everyone inside the stadium the chance to remember."​​

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