Sunday, November 12, 2006

2 Min of Silence

2 Min of SilenceOn November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store's PA asking customers who would still be of 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 store's leadership role in adopting the Legion's "two minutes of silence" initiative. He felt that the store's contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable. When eleven o'clock 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. Terry's anger towards the father for trying to engage the store's clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, "A Pittance of Time".I think that you will find it to be a moving video and song.

Thanks So many of you that sent this to me to post. Click on the link below and you can select to hear the song “A Pittance of Time” or you can select to watch Terry Kelly’s video of this song.

P.S. -- Here’s a Canadian government web site link with more info on this song and the artist: http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/chief_land_staff/remembrance/English/Home.asp

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Marty N.

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