And this is my memorial to all generations; that the generations to come might know them. Exodus 3:15
For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14
"Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:32
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
"At most, living memory endures for a hundred years or so. Thereafter, even the barest outline of the past is forgotten, unless it is recorded in writing."