Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remembrance Day - November 11th, 2007

Some of this post has been copied with permission from Sherri .

I wanted to share the story from her post with all of you.

For those of you not familiar with Terry Kelly, he is one of our fabulous local musicians.

A Timely Video for Remembrance Day:

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 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 channelled 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.

Terry Kelly Rememberance Day Moment

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Don’t forget to take two minutes of silence today to remember…


redmaryjanes said...

Amen. Wonderful post.

~Amy~ said...

Awesome post! :) I hope all is well!