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Taking Some Time on Veterans Day

As we celebrate our veterans on this, their special day, we offer readers this beautiful tribute from Terry Kelly.

The story:

“On November 11, 1999, Mr. 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.

“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.”

3 comments

1 Jeanne { 11.11.08 at 3:45 pm }

Thank you for this beautiful tribute to all Vets that have given their time, their hearts, their fit bodies and even their lives to promote peace and stamp out unjust treatment of peoples the world over.

2 Barbara { 11.12.08 at 12:32 pm }

That was beautiful. It added to my own belief as to why we all need to stop and thank those who have given us so much. Thank you for that tribute.

3 Lou { 11.12.08 at 10:12 pm }

Thank you for the veterans Day message You made my day

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