As announced yesterday, prior to our forthcoming league fixture against Ards on Friday 26th August there will be an Act of Remembrance and unveiling of a mural and memorial garden at the Crescent End of the ground. The project to develop the mural and memorial garden has been undertaken in partnership with the local ACT initiative (Action for Community Transformation) and honours those Glenavon players who lost their lives as part of the Great War 1914-1918. It is understood that our club lost some 15 players because of the conflict and their sacrifice will now have a permanent memorial.
The development of the mural and memorial garden has been made possible by the efforts and generosity of supporters clubs and local businesses and individuals and the club is grateful to everyone involved. Special thanks has to go to supporter Clive Higginson for his research and information on the players involved.
The Act of Remembrance which includes a simple wreath laying ceremony will be led by club chaplain Rev Paul Whittaker, and begins at 7:15pm. It is hoped that many of the descendants of those named will be able to attend. This is an important and proud occasion in the life of our club and all supporters are welcome.