Saturday, 8 November 2014

Football Commemorations



Football clubs throughout the country have been remembering the men who fell in days of yore.  The Heart of Midlothian today play Raith Rovers both of whom sent men to the 16th Royal Scots in late 1914.  At the beginning the piper played 'The Flowers of the Forest,' a minutes silence was observed by the large crowd, many Raith fans attending on this day also, both clubs wore strips representing the men of 1914.  Other clubs will have held similar events to commemorate their players as the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war is noted.
Scott of Raith and Ellis of Hearts seen here in this picture both were killed in action.  Paddy Crossan died aged 40 some years after the war, his early death the result of his wounds, especially gas.  The others also suffered, some never playing football again.  Some commemorations of the war are good, this was one of them.





4 comments:

Lou said...
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Lee said...

It's wonderful we remember; it's a tragedy we've not learned....

Carol said...

This weekend commemorations have moved from Albany in Western Australia to the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Adullamite said...

Lee, Human nature will never change.

Carol, I wish I had been there!