England Players CWGC 2016

Clubs encouraged to remember war heroes

The FA and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Living Memory Project are working together this November, to invite every level of...

The Living Memory Project is a nationwide initiative aimed at encouraging communities to discover, explore and remember the war graves in their local area.

The CWGC cares for 300,000 graves and memorials throughout the UK in more than 12,000 locations. Many lie in hidden corners of cemeteries and local communities are often unaware of their existence.

Football Clubs are encouraged to discover, explore, remember and champion CWGC war graves with your team this November:

Find your local CWGC war graves. Go to www.cwgc.org and click on the Find a Cemetery tab. Select Cemeteries Near You and input your postcode for a list of nearby cemeteries.

When you have selected a local cemetery click on the links to download the casualty list which provides information about each of those buried there. You might want to look for local men, or for those who died far from home.

Visit the graves between 1st and 18th of November, the last day of the battle of the Somme. Lay flowers as a mark of remembrance. Teams might lay roses to reflect the Tudor roses which are between the three lions on The FA crest and the England team badge.

Tell others by tweeting a photo with your team tribute. You may want to include names from the graves and the location. Use these hashtags and handles: @FA@CWGC#LivingMemory and #FootballRemembers.

Email livingmemory@cwgc.org for your club CWGC Champion certificate. Tell then the name of your club, the cemetery or graveyard you visited, and who attended.

If you would like more information and a resource pack please contact the CWGC:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
E: livingmemory@cwgc.org

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