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Encyclopedia > Never Forget

Never forget, normally followed by a common name for an event (i.e. Never forget 9/11!) is a slogan, often political or patriotic, that is used to support various, often opposing, points of view. In some instances it is utilized to show support for retaliatory military action. It can be used to show support for soldiers while at war and can be used to shame opponents of the action by implicitly accusing them of being unpatriotic, somewhat similar to the slogan Support our troops. It has been used various times referring to different events; recently, it has commonly been used to refer to the September 11, 2001 attacks, often to show support for (or, in controversial situations, justify) the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the Iraq War, as well as the larger War on Terrorism. Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A political slogan is a slogan used in a political context. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... Modern soldiers. ... Support our troops is a political slogan commonly used in the United States in reference to the military of the United States. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Combatants al-Qaeda Taliban Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Afghanistan Northern Alliance United States ISAF NATO members: United Kingdom Canada Netherlands other allies Commanders Osama bin Laden, Mohammed Omar, Obaidullah Akhund Mullah Dadullah Bismillah Khan Tommy Franks Dan McNeill David Fraser Strength Taliban: unknown al-Qaeda: unknown Afghan National Army: 43... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Combatants Participants in Operations United States United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Canada Russia Germany Netherlands South Korea Japan Poland Greece Hungary Armenia Romania Spain Portugal Czech Republic Belgium Norway Italy Iceland Estonia Denmark France Bulgaria NATO Pakistan Afghanistan Israel Latvia Lithuania Philippines Thailand Ethiopia Turkey Saudi Arabia Bahrain Kuwait Morrocco...


Conversely, the slogan is used to symbolize a remembrance of an event in light of a peaceful response or preventative measure. For instance, in the case of the 9/11 attacks, the slogan can be interpreted to mean 'Never Forget' "the unfortunate military actions that led to this event" or 'Never Forget' "the families who feel their losses were exploited by the US government in an effort to justify a senseless war".


The slogan is very controversial and open to interpretation based on the individual's intended meaning when using it.


The slogan has been used in fiction, particularly in analogous social commentary; for example, in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, both trolls and dwarfs used the slogan as Never forget Koom Valley!. Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. ... Analogy is either the cognitive process of transferring or giving information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process. ... Social commentary is the act of expressing an opinion on the nature of society. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... // This article is about the novels. ... Trolls in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels, unlike the monstrous trolls of folklore and J.R.R. Tolkien, have been subverted into a moderately civilised race. ... Dwarfs in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels are similar to the Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, which they largely started out as a homage to, and dwarfs/dwarves in other fantasy novels. ... This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the Discworld of novels by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out. ...


The phrase has been used in inumerable parody images in the /b/ section of 4chan. 4chan (Japanese: Yotsuba, lit. ... 4chan (Japanese: Yotsuba, lit. ...


 
 

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