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Join Us For Military Day

18 November 2016

Join us for a great day on Saturday

Saturday sees the U’s welcome Coventry City in Sky Bet League 1.

The two clubs met at the Ricoh Arena just a couple of weeks ago and United will be looking for revenge after a 2-1 defeat to the Sky Blues.

It will be a match to remember as we hold the club’s annual Military Day - the game being our closest home game to Remembrance Sunday and  the day will be all about remembering the fallen while saluting  the work our armed forces do today.

There will be fun activities all around the ground for youngsters to get involved with , a special Guard of Honour and the usual surprises to mark the day- remember the spectacular helicopter fly past last year?....

There will be a bucket collection and the chance to help Combat Stress raise funds for charity, plus plenty for all the family to do in the build up to the game.

Tickets are on sale right now from www.oufctickets.co.uk , by phone from 01865 337533 and from the Oxford United Ticket Office.

The day is also a mark of respect for those who died at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. 
 
Fought over 141 days between 1 July and 18 November 1916, the Battle of the Somme was one of the defining battles of the First World War. With over 400,000 British casualties and over 1 million men of all nationalities killed, the Somme remains one of the most brutal individual battles ever fought.   
 
Sadly, many players, staff and fans of EFL clubs were killed at the Somme, 1,000 whom fought for the Footballers Batallions which included many of the great stars of the day and some of those who would go on to achieve great footballing feats in the post-war era.
 
 Across all of the 72 member clubs between 12-19 November, minutes silences have been accompanied by EFL wreath being laid on the pitch prior to kick-off to remember and honour all of those that have fallen in battle.  
 
To date, Sky Bet and EFL clubs have together raised nearly £250,000 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal from auctioning match-worn poppy shirts.
 
Having launched the #FootballRemembers campaign in March 2014 at the start of the First World War Centenary to mark the contribution made by the game, football continues to pay its respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago.



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