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Thread: Lest We Forget

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    Senior Member quilter on the eastern edge's Avatar
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    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

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    Thank you sooo much for that. I sent it on to my 2 sons who are disabled veterans and the two who stayed home.

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    Thank you so much.That is so true. Let us not forget all the many men and women who have given so very much for us all to live another day. We love and salute them all.

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    Very nice...put lump in my throat. Thank you to all who are serving or have served.

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    NEVER FORGET!! They give their all for our freedom.

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    THANK YOU,lets never forget

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    Thanks for sharing that. We must never forget.

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    Thanks to all who have served and are serving, especially my Dad who passed away last year.

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    Great - take two minutes to honor our vets. May we never forget.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo
    please look at this it is great

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    A timely reminder....very beautiful...thanks for posting. It is so important that we NEVER forget.

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    Thanks for sharing this beautiful tribute. I sent it to all the vets I know.

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    Passing on thank you for sharing this! So very important to not forget those!

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    WOW!! that is so profound....thank you for sharing.

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    I know that I can't be the only one on here that has a big lump in their throat after watching that.It was very touching and it brought tears to my eyes.Thank you for such a great reminder for those that have shared the experience of having to be without a loved one for our protection.

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    Thanks for sharing. Amen, let us never forget!

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    Thank you for sharing.....this was beautiful and should be posted all over to all of our friends.

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    In our town, at 11am, the fire horn sounded and the church bells rang in rememberance.

    I want to share another story of another time:

    Last year at Christmas Time, I was in Walmart's. I saw a gentleman who had on a cap with the information about his service on it. Obviously from his age, he had been in WWII.
    I went up to him and his wife and said "Thank you for serving and protecting me in my youth."
    With tears in his eyes he said, "Thank You! You just made my Christmas and probably all my future days too!"

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    thank you so much for showing that . it is so hard to remember that last hug you got but at least you have that

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    Thank you for this.....I haven't had such a great cry in ages, the tears haven't stopped. Really, I'm just so thankful for the many freedoms we have, and all the sacrifices these brave men and women make each and every day. Also, thank you to all the men and women that wait for them here at home.

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