15 April 2014 by Lucy
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.
Across Liverpool, people will be paying their respects by taking part in a minute’s silence at 3:06pm, the time the match was abandoned on 15 April, 1989.
All National Museums Liverpool venues will be recognising the minute’s silence.
Our guest blog today comes from our colleagues at the National Football Museum, who will also be joining with us at 3:06pm to remember the 96 people who lost their lives that day:
“The Hillsborough stadium disaster remains one of the defining images of football for anyone who was old enough to see the pictures from the ground in April 1989.
While the sympathies of the country went to the families affected in Liverpool, many people recognised that this could have happened in their ground, to their fans; their family.
As a Museum, we recognise that Hillsborough is a story that has to be told to anyone who wants to learn about the history of the game. In the National Football Museum, a lone red and white scarf, one of thousands tied to a railing outside Anfield in the days following the disaster, represents those who lost their lives, and those who remember them, in the museum’s ‘First XI’: 11 key moments in football history.
The tragic events of 15 April 1989 changed football forever in this country. The National Football Museum will join with football fans across the country and National Museums Liverpool in observing the 25th anniversary.”
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