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Preston North End unveil new monument as part of Football Remembers campaign

29 October 2018

As part of the Football Remembers campaign undertaken by Clubs across England, Preston North End have unveiled a new monument in honour of those to have played for the Club during World War I.

21 players, who appeared for Preston at either first-team or reserve level, have had their name, regiment and place of burial engraved on a large marble monument located next to the Dick, Kerr Ladies piece at Deepdale.

Alongside the unveiling, 21 mascots were present for North End's fixture against Rotherham, each of which wore the names of one those who passed away.

Ahead of Remembrance weekend, the Premier League, The FA, EFL and the PFA joined forces under the banner of ‘Football Remembers’ to mark the Armistice Centenary.

On 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed, signalling the end of World War One. One century on, England’s four football bodies have been part of nationwide commemorations, with support from Premier League Clubs, EFL Clubs and the English national teams paying tribute through a variety of activities.

All the information on the 'Football Remembers' campaign and the planned activity from EFL Clubs can be found HERE

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