Word of the Day: Remembrance

re·mem·brance /rəˈmembrəns/, noun: 1. the act of remembering a person, thing, or event “To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.” Rene Magritte, 1898 – 1967 2. something that is done or made to honor the memory of a person, thing, or event example: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually in the United States on December 7 to remember and honor those who lost their lives during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. 3. a memory of a person, thing, or event “Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” John Keats, 1795 – 1821 pictured: Students at Wheeler Elementary School received dictionaries from the Marcellus Grange #464, NY.