Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, th’ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!
– Othello, Act III, Scene III
See that kid, fifth row, fourth from the far end? That’s our daughter Kenzie! I don’t know how much pomp and circumstance surround high school graduation in other countries, but this is how it’s done in the US of A, dammit. Unfortunately, Elgar’s name is spelled “Elger” in the Commencement program. In fairness, however, it should also be noted that the name of the school newspaper is The Royal Banner.
Oh what the hell…