1. the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events,impressions, etc., or of recalling or
recognizing previous experiences.
I suppose that's the coward in me.
Although the dusty chronicles of bygone times are filled with heroic deeds of all kinds, only the prominent are usually featured. Its all well and good when a person of power musters up the courage to achieve their goals. What I find breathtaking is when a perfectly ordinary man or woman steps into the shoes of the great.
Joan of Arc
Cicero is quoted with "Vita enim mortuorum in memoria vivorum est posita". The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Those ordinary extraordinary souls whose choices and actions have consigned them to our collective memories will never be forgotten. Whether its a field of waving flags, or a meadow filled with bright red poppies, remembrance carries on through us all, even if we stop for just a moment within our busy lives to honor it. And them.
All of them...