Over this weekend countless acts of remembrance will take place across communities the length and breadth of the UK and indeed beyond our shores as today’s generations remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The focus of this year’s acts of remembrance is the centenary of the ending of ‘The Great War’, as well as also remembering the many thousands who gave their lives in other conflicts across the globe.
Greenock Morton Football Club have invited our visitors, Alloa Athletic, to join us in our own act of remembrance this afternoon, and this will take place prior to kick-off.
After the chairmen of both clubs lay a wreath, we will be asked to observe a period of silent reflection as our piper for the day, Stuart McMillan MSP, plays a lament.
At today’s game we are joined by members of the Army Cadet Force, Gourock and the Royal Air Force ATC, who will be selling poppies on behalf of Poppy Scotland.
Our matchday programme also features the 1911 Morton team on the front cover and includes a tribute to five former Cappielow players who lost their lives during the First World War.