Sunday, November 06, 2011

A Pittance of Time

I received this in my e-mail today from a friend, RevIan. And I would like to share it with you as well as we approach Veterans Day in the US, and Canada's Remembrance Day.

"Hi Chuck ... As your Veterans' Day and our Remembrance Day approach (Nov. 11th) I share this video by Canadian Terry Kelly which never ceases to move me ..."

Following is the YouTube write up as to why Terry wrote and recorded the song. Thank you Terry Kelly for the challenge and reminder about the price paid for our freedoms.
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 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 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.
A heart felt thanks Ian. And to all our veterans, Salute!

xtnyoda, shalomed

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