"For I have slipped the surly bonds of earth…"

November 11th is Remembrence Day, here in Canada, so that was- nice? One of the awkward things about facebook is how everyone jumps onto bandwagons, particularly about holidays. Even when I wholeheartedly believe in the status of a holiday, it seems like everyone is trying to one-up the other with profile pics and quotes? Which just strikes me as odd, when the holiday is about something like remembering, which is not necessarily done with trumpets and bells. Which is to say that if you saw me on FB, it probably looks like I didn’t remember. But I did! 😀

I am lucky enough to have had four generations of my family in the Canadian Military, and they’ve all come home. I have two cousins in active service, and two of my childhood friends just joined the US Army and the US Marines. Plus the many many family friends who are on active service.

So I remember.

And even though the introvert in me is a little weirded out by the loud remembering, it’s still good to see online, and to see the crowds who turn out to the wreath laying ceremony. Makes me proud of my country/friends/town, and family. 😀

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4 thoughts on “"For I have slipped the surly bonds of earth…"

  1. Didn't we discuss you calling yourself pathetic already, Kem? ^_^

    You and Liam were one of the few posts where I actually said YES. Well, the few Civilian posts. Not that I'm pointing fingers.

  2. Yeah, it's a good point. But they mean well?

    I also didn't say anything about Remembrance Day. I *considered* saying something about Veteran's Day, but couldn't think of anything witty, therefore bowing to the exact phenomena you are describing.

  3. They DO mean well, which is why I don't let myself get too worked up about it. Like I do over Christmas. GOSH AND GOLLY people go over the top. Okay, okay, I'm fine. Whew.

    And I'm glad you didn't just put up something sloppy. 😀

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