On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug 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 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”. – The above is from http://terry-kelly.com/special-projects/a-pittance-of-time/
Thanks to Greg and Amelia, who shared the song with me – Pittance of Time – which I hope you can take time to listen and absorb the message.
November 11 is the one day a year in which we stop wherever we are for two minutes to honor the young men and women who wrote a blank cheque for service up to and including their lives, and take it as an honour to do so.
Two minutes, Lest We Forget.
Terry Kelly has many accomplishments as a musician, speaker, and as a blind athlete – to learn more– read here.
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