Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lest we forget

The following are just bits I pinched from the internet.

The phrase "Lest we forget" is commonly used in remembrance services and commemorative occasions in English speaking countries, in particular Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day.

"Lestmeans something like "in case". For example, "We should close the door,lest the dog escapes" means, "We should close the door in case the dog escapes [through the open door]". The phrase "lest we forget" is most often used in ceremonies to commemorate wars, such as Remembrance Day in Canada.

Lest We Forget may refer to: "Lest We Forget (phrase)", a phrase in the poem "Recessional" by Rudyard Kipling. "Ode of Remembrance", United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


CWMartin said...

So sad that a person can't remember the day until slapped in the face with it. Excellent post!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jo-Anne ... sadly - it's the way life is at times. Glad you remembered though - Hilary

Chatty Crone said...

Sadly we did not have that here.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Chris......Yeah so true

Hilary....Yes it is the way of the time

Chatty.....You don't, didn't know that

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