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It translates to, "Perhaps someday it will help* to have remembered even these things." It is from Book 1 of Vergil's Aeneid.

It relates to all those things in one's life... all those trials and tribulations that occur in everyone's life that, at the time, seem insurmountable... but which, years later, we look back with clearer vision and see as a turning point... a crossroads, if you will, in our life.

*Note on "iuvabit"--the basic definition is "help" ("it will help"), but in this case it means something more like "it will be pleasant." A similar thought in English is, "Sometime we'll look back on this and laugh."

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