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~ Gilda Radner

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank a Veteran, today...better yet do it every day

A Pittance of Time



although the video and artist are Canadien, the sentiment should be universal, as long as our freedom requires someone to defend it.

On 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 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 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". Terry later recorded "A Pittance of Time" and included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".

5 comments:

Deborah said...

That was beautiful. Thank you and Happy Veteran's Day.

Sam said...

Interesting story, thanks for posting it here. Never heard anything like that before.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so cool.. May all our troops come home very soon..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome song and video!

Tank woo fur sharing it on this furry special day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Glad everyone liked it, it made me cry, for all those oldiers at war now, and those who are home. and for the families who are missing their loved ones. And for those people who have no respect or appreciation to what is given so they can show their lack of respect and appreciation...so sad