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Toffees to commemorate Remembrance Day

Minute's silence on October 31st

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Everton have announced they will have members of the British Armed Forces present for the game at Goodison Park against Sunderland on Saturday 31st October to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, which is marked on November 1 every year.

Representatives of the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army and Merchant Navy will lay poppy wreaths on the centre circle and observe a minute's silence ahead of kick-off. The personnel will also be joined by standard bearers and a bugler from the Royal British Legion.

As always, Everton have donated 300 tickets to servicemen and women as part of the Tickets For Troops initiative to be present at the game.

Everton players will also wear special poppy-embroidered shirts for the game. Everton played Swansea City at Goodison Park to mark Remembrance Day on November 1st, before traveling to play Sunderland at the Stadium of Light for their ceremonies on November 9th.

Blues manager Roberto Martinez commented on the plans for the game:

"It is very important, first and foremost as a football club, for everyone that is connected to Everton to show our respect for the magnificent job and the role that the Armed Forces have in the community.

"We are looking forward to recognising their great contribution and to enjoying a fantastic celebration as a demonstration of our support and respect for the Forces."