Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pittance of time

My Grandfather, Ernie Cottrell, 17 years old, Queens Own Rifles. He was at Vimy Ridge WW I
The following Video is a touching reminder that 2 minutes of our time is precious little to to say thank you this Remembrance Day. It is based on a true story :

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 11:00AM 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 channelled into a beautiful piece of work called, 'A
Pittance of Time'.

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