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On this VETERANS DAY - Take "A Pittance of Time"

November 11, 2019

History of the Red Poppy - Moina Michael "The Poppy Lady"

Read the story of the Red PoppyClick Here

“We Shall Not Sleep” by Col. John McCrae, M.D., later renamed “In Flanders Fields”.  Poem History  Click Here

"In Flanders Field" song (with lyrics) and slideshow  Click Here

"In Flanders Field" video with song by Anthony Hutchcroft  Click Here

The song "In Flanders Fields" was created to commemorate Remembrance Day (November 11th) plus the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War (1914-1918) and the 90th anniversary of the death of Lt. Col John McCrae (1872-1918).


"A Pittance of Time" video and sung by Terry Kelly Click Here

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.

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

Please visit www.terry-kelly.com

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