25 July 2014
To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, we're
embarking on a social media project to encourage our supporters,
visitors and staff to create a photographic record of
We'd like to see your photos - of you, your family, friends and
colleagues - holding our remembrance message: #LestWeForget. You
can take these pictures wherever you like - at home, at work, on
holiday, or on a visit to one of our many sites.
The wording 'Lest We Forget' comes from a poem, 'Recessional',
written by Rudyard Kipling, who lost his only son John at Loos in
1915, was a founder member of the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission and pivotal in creating some of the iconic wording,
including 'Known Unto God', that is synonymous with our sites
around the world.
Now, at the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war, the words
'Lest We Forget' have been chosen once again to encompass our
feelings of remembrance, and are being engraved on a series of
memorial stones being placed at some of our sites across the
Western Front by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
What will you be doing with the pictures?
We'll be sharing the images on our social media sites - Facebook
and Twitter - and we'd also like to include them in a photo / video
How can I obtain a sign to hold in my picture?
Click here to download and print the
#LestWeForget sheet which we have created. Simply hold
it up in your photo - or you can create your own. If you'd
like to write your own message of remembrance instead, feel
How should I set up my picture?
Make sure the picture is clear, ideally a 'head and shoulders'
shot - we've included an example here - and that the wording on the
sign can be read easily.
When adding your picture to Twitter make sure you
include #LestWeForget. To add your picture to Facebook
Keep checking our social media feeds to see what others have
uploaded - and to see what our staff in our sites in 153 countries
are doing, too.