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NaBloPoMo - Day Three
I Am Clever
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AKA 'A Pittance of Time'.

On November 11, 1999 Terry 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.

Terry was impressed with the store's leadership role in adopting the Legion's "two minutes of silence" initiative. He felt that the store's 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 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". Terry later recorded "A Pittance of Time" and included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".



In Flanders Fields
John McCrae

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amidst the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

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NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICES CANADIAN SOLDIERS HAVE MADE TO KEEP CANADA A FREE COUNTRY.

HONOUR THEIR MEMORIES, AND REMEMBER.

Even if you don't end up going to a Remembrance Day ceremony on the 11th, at least take a moment of silence to remember those brave men and women who fought for us then and those who are serving today overseas.

PS: Today is National Sandwich Day and National Cliche Day.

This website entertained me: http://www.moviecliches.com/

"When you enjoy something, you must never let logic get too much in the way. Like the villains in all the James Bond movies. Whenever Bond breaks into the complex: 'Ah, Mr. Bond, welcome, come in. Let me show you my entire evil plan and then put you in a death machine that doesn't work'."
-- Jerry Seinfeld, "Sein Language"

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What a beautiful tribute.

We have Veterans' Day here on the 11th. We have two minutes of silence at 11.11 AM to commemorate the Armistace signing.


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