Me (from Facebook).
My comment: Everything you/ me take for granted, someone did bleed for.
You dont have to go “Viking” to find your heroes.
Show some respect, pour a “Jack Daniels” for them and remember.
This holliday is not (genarally) part of Scandinavian customs (as far as i know) and not from historical sources. It is however often celebrated among Heathens today as part of their custom and a great idea. A day to contemplate your place in the bigger scope of things.
“We stand before our Gods, we do not kneel before them.” I do not know how many times I have heard something like that stated in Heathen circles. And most accept it as fact. The truth is, its history goes no farther back than the Viking Brotherhood in the early ’70s. If we were to go by the lore, we would see it is quite a different story.