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.
“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.”