The following are just bits I pinched from the internet.
The phrase “Lest we forget” is commonly used in remembrance services and commemorative occasions in English speaking countries, in particular Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day.
“Lest” means something like “in case”. For example, “We should close the door,lest the dog escapes” means, “We should close the door in case the dog escapes [through the open door]”. The phrase “lest we forget” is most often used in ceremonies to commemorate wars, such as Remembrance Day in Canada.
Lest We Forget may refer to: “Lest We Forget (phrase)”, a phrase in the poem “Recessional” by Rudyard Kipling. “Ode of Remembrance”, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
What does the red poppy Symbolise?Worn on Remembrance Day (11 November) each year, the red poppies were among the first to flower in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium in the First World War. In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground
Today while I was out shopping the store held a minute of silence at 11am and the time I was waiting in the check out line and of course I was silent but some woman walked up and loudly said what are you doing, I replied in a quiet tone showing respect, she then looked around at everyone standing silent many with their head down and said, oh oh sorry.