This coming Sunday is Remembrance Day and at our match on Saturday against Everton the Crystal Palace players’ shirts will include a poppy, as the club honours the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders during World War One.
The poppy will again be at the heart of matters at Selhurst Park on Saturday, featuring on the front of the home players’ shirts for the game. And prior to kick-off we will hold a moments silence so we can all join together and pay our respects to those that have lost their lives on behalf of our country.
These match worn shirts will be available for auction on the club’s official eBay site next week and you can be the proud owner of one of the Palace shirts from one or more of your favourite players from the Eagles squad.
The monies raised will go to The Royal British Legion, the UK's leading service charity providing care and support to serving members of the armed forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
As a further way to mark the occasion, Crystal Palace Football Club have invited 20 serving troops from the RA barracks in Woolwich to be our special guests at the fixture. They will form a guard of honour for the Palace and Everton players on the Selhurst Park turf ahead of kick-off, before taking their seats for the game. Please join us in showing your appreciation for the soldiers and the remarkable jobs they do, when they take to the pitch at around 2.50pm prior to the home match.
We will bring you details of how you can bid for one or more of the shirts here on the official site next week.