Word of the Day: Remembrance

re-mem-brance / ri-ˈmem-brən(t)s

 

  1. the state of keeping in the mind

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance the lasting perfume.

Stanislas de Boufflers, 1738-1815

 

  1. memory; one’s ability to recall

Let us not burden our remembrances with a heaviness that’s gone.

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

 

  1. an act of bringing something to mind

Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.

French Proverb

 

  1. a specific memory of something or someone

[…] if you transform [grief] into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person.

Patti Smith, 1946-

 

  1. a memorial or commemorative object or event

A plaque at a September 11 memorial in Winslow, AZ reads: “These two steel beams from the World Trade Center, entrusted to the citizens of Winslow by the City of New York, along with the flag that was flown at the Pentagon, stand as the centerpiece of our Remembrance Garden.”