Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day

Here is the story behind this video. It's the first time I've heard this song, but something about it is very soothing and emotional for me. Maybe it's the Irish sounding music or the message..or maybe both?

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 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 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.

Thank You to the Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden Branch #10 and Woodbine Height Branch #2 for their participation in the Video.

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The Veterens In My Family....
I miss both my grandfathers and have always been thankful for their service. I was blessed to hear and read about many stories. As a scrapbooker, receiving all the scrapbooks and photos, is like hitting the jackpot. They really are my most prized procession. Because of those books and photos, I'm able to share these stories with my daughter. So, if you do not journal your family history or scrapbook, I highly suggest you start now! It doesn't have to be fancy, it doesn't need stickers, it just needs THE STORIES!

Les Freer-Navy Pistol Expert 

 And this is how I remember my Grandpa! 

Herbert Sullivan-Army

These two photos are my favorite photos of my Grandpa and Grandma Sullivan in their younger years.

And this is how I remember my Grandpa!

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