Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wordy Wednesday


 Well after a brief absence, Wordy Wednesday is back with me, Louise *waves*

Todays word is Remembrance

 Re-mem-brance (noun)
1. The action of remembering something
2. The action of remembering the dead, especially in a ceremony

Many of us will have just celebrated Bonfire Night, remembering how Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliment as part of the Gunpowder Plot.

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...


Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day (or alternative dates) is also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.


“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
― Thomas Campbell
“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“...we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honour heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honour the Pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you. That's why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone.”
― R.J. Palacio  


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