Lest We Forget - 1914-1918
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War years (1914-1918), we created a Travel Notes Calendar to remember the fallen; those who served in the military campaigns fighting for our freedom.
This photo was used on the cover.
Lest We Forget was originally penned in the poem 'Recessional', by Rudyard Kipling; actually dedicated to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897; asking God to spare the British Empire, 'lest we forget' (the sacrifice of Christ).
The phrase passed into common usage across the British Commonwealth, after World War I; becoming linked with Remembrance Day, as a plea not to forget past sacrifices.
'Lest We Forget' is often found on war memorials, or used as an epitaph.
Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org
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