A note from firstname.lastname@example.org for Wednesday November 11, 2009
Good day there all and my heartiest welcome to you on this Remembrance Day.
If you have been around here for any time you know that I have some very strong opinions on the whole subject of war, and state sponsored violence. My views have not mellowed with the passing of many decades.
That being said, my views about the grand folks who have paid the ultimate price has not ever changed either. These brave souls had their lives shortened, and who knows what kind of contribution they could have impacted on this spinning orb had they lived their lives to its fullest compliment.
As has been our tradition for many years, we'll take this day to spend in reflection, appreciation, and silence in honor of the millions of incredible people who have served us all.
Take the time you need today to reflect for yourself in what is indeed...
On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores 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 stores leadership role in adopting the Legions two minutes of silence initiative. He felt that the stores contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.
When eleven oclock 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.
Terrys anger towards the father for trying to engage the stores 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. Terry later recorded A Pittance of Time and included it on his full-length music CD, The Power of the Dream.
It will touch you.
Take time today to appreciate.