Mr. JJ Drinkwater requested this essay of me for inclusion with the Archives relating to the National Anthem Contest.
-=[How the National Anthem Contest Came to be]=-
By Sir ZenMondo Wormser, ORR
Sometimes I feel I will always see myself as a recent arrival to Caledon. I had accquired my estate in Caledon on Sea some months previous, and I decided that I wanted to be more active in Caledonian society -- I wanted to contribute.
I began to make known my intentions to those who seemed active in the community, and before long Her Grace of Loch Avie formed the Caledon Boosters.
I soon found myself providing CodePoetry for a variety of functions, I was contributing, and my love for my nation only grew.
As a patriotic fervor swept over me, I remembered that when Mr. Desmond Shang welcomed me to Caledon, I got a folder of things, and one of these things was a flag. I decided to plant it prominantly on my estate.
I planted the flag, and the love for my nation welled up inside of me, I wanted to sing -- only to realize that I had no words with which to express my patriotic pride.
At the next Caledon Booster Meeting I proposed that we would hold a contest to write and select a National Anthem. My proposal was met with much enthusiasm.
So I got to work, drafting the rules, and creating the Mechanisms to run the contest, both to collect submissions, and finally to vote.
I was proud to serve my nation in this small way facilitating not only the creation of our National Anthem, but of a Civic Anthem as well.
-- Sir ZenMondo Wormser, ORR