Tuesday 11 November 2008

Remembrance Day

On Rememberance Day 1999, singer Terry Kelly was in a drugstore in Dartmouth, NS.

At 10:55am, an announcement came over the store's PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00am 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 11:00 arrived, 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 Pittance of Time". Terry later recorded it included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".

A Pittance in Time - Terry Kelly


Anonymous said...

..... We DO remember them!

K Dubs said...

Thank you :) I've actually posted the video on my blog - and am going to check out his album, too!

Teresa said...

Thanks for reminding me of ths video, how true.

Anonymous said...

Nice post, Teena. How hard can it be for anyone to pause for one lousy minute!

Jackie said...

Wonderful tribute Teena,
We too are celebrating Veteran's day. But, I have so many Canadian friends that I also included your flag and a link to the history of your Remembrance day.

This is a wonderful video.

God bless to all who have served so that we may know the sweet taste of freedom!!

Redzlan aka Tabib said...

We should remember our veteran that sacrifice their life for country.
We do have similar day - "Hari Pahlawan" (Warriors's day) on July 31.

I am very suprise that your noticed my blog 'anniversary' yesterday.
I didn't remember it myself.
Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Great post, Teena! I can't believe that some people can't even shut up for 2 minutes to show respect for those who gave their lives in service :(

MYM said...

Thank you for that...excellent post.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

What a wonderful post. That's a beautiful song, thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hey you have a great blog:) Thanks for the thankyou on my blogversary - i totally missed it. I meant to do a giveaway but instead was sick. Bleh.
Thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing Tee. This was an incredibly touching tribute.
Cheers, Liz