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Moving ceremony at Tynecastle

27th September 2013

Bronze plaque unveiled on main stand in memory of McCrae's Battalion.

Manager Gary Locke and captain Danny Wilson were among the special guests at the unveiling of the 1914 plaque at Tynecastle Stadium this afternoon.

The impressive bronze plaque was designed by historian Jack Alexander and gifted to the club by members of McCrae's Battalion Trust, with the commission being made possible through the generous financial support of JambosKickback, for which Heart of Midlothian FC is truly grateful.

The moving ceremony at Tynecastle was the first of a series of events to mark the centenary of the famous McCrae's Battalion and recognised the crucial lead given by the Hearts players while also acknowledging the role played by Hearts supporters and shareholders - alongside comrades from Raith Rovers, Falkirk, Hibernian and other clubs.

"The club has a proud history and this plaque rightly marks the greatest ever Hearts team," said the manager. "Other sides may have won trophies but nobody will ever do what these men did for their country.

"Hopefully this can act as an inspiration for other players as they prepare to pull on the maroon jersey."

On HeartsTV today, exclusive interviews with Gary Locke and Danny Wilson at Tynecastle.