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Word of the Day: Remembrance

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Word of the Day: Remembrance

by Sep 11, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day0 comments

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
 
2.      memory; one’s ability to recall
Let us not burden our remembrances with a heaviness that’s gone.
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
 
3.      an act of bringing something to mind
Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.
French Proverb
 
4.      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-
 
5.      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.”

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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