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Just a Pittance of Time- just 2 minutes of your time

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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 oclock 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.

Terrys 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.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANNIE924 11/12/2012 2:53PM

    I watch this video every Remembrance Day. It is so touching and meaningful.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/12/2012 8:50AM

  Beautiful tribute.

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LEXIE63 11/12/2012 5:26AM


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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/11/2012 6:02PM

    Thank you for posting this. It was quite touching.

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ARTJAC 11/11/2012 1:54AM


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DEE107 11/11/2012 12:24AM

    so nice

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1CRAZYDOG 11/10/2012 11:07PM

    This is so moving, so beautiful. Thank you for posting it. Thank you to all who have served and currently serving, including my son.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/10/2012 10:51PM

  Beautiful.......... emoticon for sharing this with us.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/10/2012 8:40PM

    very sweet thank you

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TXMEMAW6 11/10/2012 7:26PM

    That was absolutely AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. May we never forget our veterans sacrifices for our freedom. God bless all of our veterans.

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GRNDMOM43 11/10/2012 6:49PM

    emoticon to all our Veterans in all our lands!

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CATLADY52 11/10/2012 6:14PM

    Very touching song. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 11/10/2012 5:16PM

    That was the drug store by my house. Very proud of Terry Kelly! Very not proud of the father... how rude, and disrespectfull.

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SUSIEPH1 11/10/2012 3:18PM

    Loved it Caz ..
Yes we would be in a very different world if they had not given their lives for us to be free!!
We in Australia celebrate this day too ..
Today there will be gatherings at all the memorials around the country and there will be 1 minutes silence ..
then the marches will begin .. We lost our last ww1 member last year but his relatives will take up the flag in his honour ..

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JUDY1676 11/10/2012 11:36AM


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JOYINKY 11/10/2012 9:20AM

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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HIPPICHICK1 11/10/2012 9:12AM

    emoticon emoticon

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SENATOR9 11/10/2012 9:05AM

    Lest we Forget emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 11/10/2012 7:43AM

    Always a good one to see, every year... emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 11/10/2012 7:41AM

    If I happen to be working on the 11th, we make the announcements, disconnect the phones and move away from the counters. Most people are very good about it. But I can guarantee that the phones would ring and people would talk to us if we stayed in view.

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IDLETYME 11/10/2012 7:37AM

    That was great - Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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SHAWFAN 11/10/2012 7:37AM


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BEFIT016 11/10/2012 6:01AM

    A beautiful tribute! Thanks!

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IMEMINE1 11/10/2012 5:34AM

    THat was beautiful. Also the Amazing Grace with bag pipes. Always beautiful.

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GABY1948 11/10/2012 5:25AM

    What a beautiful tribute! Thanks for sharing, ikkle. And we wonder why youth is so disrespectable nowadays (how's that for "old" talk)'s because they were never TAUGHT respect!

Have a wonderful and blessed day emoticon

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