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Remembered Today:

A Pittance of Time

Guest BJCanton

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Even though this song has been out for several years now, this was the first year that I have heard it. This was created by a Nova Scotian artist (Terry Kelly) and is definitely worth a listen. It reminds us all of the importance of remembering ........ The video can be seen at:

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"

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Welcome to the forum Barb,

Thanks very much for posting the link. Hadn't come across this chap before.

Kind regards


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Yes Barbara welcome to the forum , and thanks for the link to the video/song it was quite poignant and very much to the point

Thanks for posting it it was only 5 minutes to watch .We all have seen others being rude at this very important time for the sake of 2 minutes of their time ,Shame :angry2: :angry2:

thanks MC

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Thanks for posting it, Barb. The video was shot in Toronto and several of my Legion Branch 22 comrades are featured in the parade of "ghosts" that pass through the store. Yours, Antony

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