Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lest We Forget

Today is the day we all take a moment to remember all who have fought and all who still are fighting.

On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

Terry was impressed with the stores leadership role in adopting the Legions two minutes of silence initiative. He felt that the stores contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven oclock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the two minutes of silence to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terrys anger towards the father for trying to engage the stores clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, A Pittance of Time. Terry later recorded A Pittance of Time and included it on his full-length music CD, The Power of the Dream.

Thank You to the Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden Branch #10 and Woodbine Height Branch #2 for their participation in the Video.

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  1. We all have so much to be thankful for!! Thanks for sharing this touching post.

  2. Tracey, this just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I haven't seen this before.

  4. Very touching my love, thank you for sharing :)

    Have a great weekend
    Love Steph xxx