Pompey paid tribute to current and former members of the armed services before the Remembrance Sunday FA Cup tie against Aldershot Town.
Veterans and cadets were pitchside as the teams exited the tunnel before both captains Danny Hollands and Glenn Wilson and Blues chairman Iain McInnes lay a wreath.
Special guest, veteran John Jenkins MBE then read an excerpt of Laurence Binyon’s poem For The Fallen, before two buglers played The Last Post, with the crowd then observing a two-minute silence.
It seemed somehow apt that two teams with such military history – Pompey the home of the Royal Navy and Aldershot – the home of the British Army would be coming together this weekend.
During an impeccably observed two-minutes silence, the travelling Shots fans unfurled three large banners with the words: ‘Our Town, Our Heroes, Our Respect.’