Should remembrance be a celebration?
When the First World War ended 100 years ago, jubilant celebrations broke out across the country. For years after, victory balls were held in which survivors “marked the sacrifices of their fellows by living and enjoying their own lives.” However, some argued that it was “indecent” to celebrate an event which led to so many deaths. Over time, solemn, reflective ceremonies became the norm. Should remembrance be a celebration? Discuss this week’s “You Decide” with the rest of your class and make your vote!