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The Essex FA respects fallen heroes

The Essex County FA have reminded all member clubs of Remembrance Day this Sunday to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, and have requested that all games at the weekend are preceded by two minutes of silence.

It was over 70 years ago that the infamous Battle of Britain had been won and the ‘Blitz’ got underway. During the next five years, men and women both in and out of uniform served their country to win the peace. Many died and, regrettably, wars involving our Country are still being fought today. Accordingly, the Essex County FA wishes clubs to observe the two minutes in quiet reflection and remembrance of the fallen.

The following words are inscribed on the Kohima War Memorial in honour of the British and Commonwealth forces who died in Burma from 1941 to 1945: “When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.” The Essex County FA, with deep submission and reverence, recognises the Heroism of those of its members who made the Supreme Sacrifice.

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