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Monday, November 13, 2006

Because Remembrance Isn’t Just About One Day

James’ mom and her partner Keith were at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on Friday night and Terry Kelly, a Canadian performer, was on hand to wow the crowd. What really brought the house to a standing ovation was his song “A Pittance of Time.”

From Terry’s website:
“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.”

Here’s the song he spun from that incident via YouTube.com.

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