I can see your thinking Dub. If it is also the GB's, my bet is it will fail IF they are trying to get people to come to the especial talk too.
I get the "will you do a little favor for me?" again and again, seems to work to lure people into sales, etc. If that is even related to what you are saying. Anyway, it made me think about that little trick.
Who knows, maybe they are reading our posts and changing the invite to only have the Memorial, if I can be so pompous.
Whatever. We'll see, I just wanted to give my two cents.
I bet attendance went down this year worldwide, as it did in every congregation I heard about... and it hopefully will continue to go down.