Well my class has now come to an end and it is time to Head Home for the Holidays. I hope that you have enjoyed my blog posts and they have kept you in the spirit of all of the holidays covered from Thanksgiving to Remembrance Day to Christmas.
Enjoy the rest of 2013 and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Feel free to keep in touch 🙂
This post is for fun. Check out the video made by the SBE Students’ Society at Laurier for Movember.
Hope those Mo’staches are growing well.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly…
– John McCrae
We have all heard John McCrae’s famous poem – In Flanders Fields. November is a time of Remembrance, in just under a week today at 11:11 on 11/11 it is important to stop, pause, and reflect on those who fought for our freedom. Where does social media come into play during a day of Remembrance. I know for myself it usually consists of my profile picture on Facebook being changed to a poppy and some generic status “I Remember those who fought for my freedom. RIP.” For the Gen Y and Millenials is Remembrance Day a dying a holiday – one that will not be around 50 years from now?
Many people think that today’s young people are so ungrateful for the sacrifices that our grandfathers and great-grandfathers made during WWI & WW2 to fight for our freedom. Are we able to use social media to reconnect today’s youth with the idea of remembrance on Remembrance Day? An article I read recently said we should do the opposite. We should actually have a social media blackout as our time to stop, pause, and reflect. No Facebook status updates, no tweeting, and no posting to Instagram – is this effective, is this a sign of respect? Is it not important to keep this conversation going on social media, especially with today’s youth population?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter – I know it could be a contentious one. However, we have commercialized every other holiday and transformed it on to social media – should we or can we do this for Remembrance Day as well?