Just wondering if others have noticed an increase in memorializing WWII through ceremonies and remembrances taking place in their communities or on the TV news. When I was growing up, I remember it being just Remembrance Day that there would be these kinds of memorials. Nowadays it seems constant, like there's always some day or battle or event in WWII that needs to be remembered and memorialized. I thought at first it was just a Manitoba thing, like there was this bizarre obsession with military history and Canada's involvement in WWII particularly, because it really is constant here. Not a month goes by, it seems, that some kind of display or ceremony isn't erected in honour of some WWII person or infantry or memorable battle or whatever, often at the Legislature, or a park. To the point where, for me certainly, it loses meaning. I'm sick of it, frankly. Not that I was terribly sympathetic to it in the first place. But I've seen it on American TV, too. In other words, it's not just Remembrance Day anymore, it's almost constant.
But I'm wondering, is it just a Manitoba thing, or have others noticed this? Manitoba is very conservative federally, but the provincial NDP also participates and promotes these things seemingly enthusiastically. If it's a trend occurring in other places, though, is it for propagandistic purposes? To kind of promote militarism and the notion of "freedoms won" through military might? I also wondered if it was that we are losing many of the WWII vets now, and governments are doing all these things to "honour" their "sacrifices" etc...(sorry for the quotes, but I can't use this language unironically) so that no one feels forgotten or unappreciated?
Anyone else have any observations on this?