Remembrance Day Display

Remembrance Day, 2013

I offer this re-post on Remembrance Day.

On the the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at eleven hundred hours, the guns will go silent….

Remembrance Day DisplayNovember 11 is meant as a day to pay tribute to our soldiers who fought, and died to keep our country safe and free. I hope you will take two minutes to remember those who gave their lives, so that ours would be better.

I offer this video, as a reminder of how simple it is. 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”.

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5 thoughts on “Remembrance Day, 2013”

  1. That video always makes me weep. I know what you mean Maggie, your dad never left ๐Ÿ™‚ and neither has mine. There is comfort in that.

  2. Absolutely awesome. I hadn’t seen this before. Tim walked in the local parade again this year too.
    Later this same day , we were sorting some boxes and I stumbled upon dad’s dog tags and his Airforce hat.
    I think it was his way of saying Hi on Monday. Our Dads are always close by.

  3. Have always liked this video. I went to the museum where dad worked like I do every year and it was nice today and always makes me tear up and chatting with a lot of folks hearing stories was great.

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