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Video: A Pittance of Time — A Remembrance Day must

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”.

A woman places her hand on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa

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2 Comments on “Video: A Pittance of Time — A Remembrance Day must”

  1. 1957chev November 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    My grandfather fought overseas for 4 1/2 years. I listened to my grandmother tell stories about those days, and always prayed that our country would never again have to go through such a thing. People who willingly put themselves in harm’s way, to save others, are very special people. Thanks for the video!

    • Donna Quixote November 10, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      You’re welcome. It’s my favourite and I never let November 11th pass without watching it a couple of times and crying and crying.

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