I actually never liked the memorial. It was`nt a very spiritual occasion at all really. I hated feeling guilty about not doing the scheduled bible reading. Maybe I just was`nt spiritual enough. I always hated when the brothers who had handed round the emblems would then sit at the front and be handed them again by the speaker! WHY?
Assemblies & conventions broke the cycle of field service etc but they were tiring with the kids.
Guilt always seemed to come as a by-product of all these events.