11 day of the 11 month, 11 am Lest We Forget

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Blog entry by toyguy posted 11-11-2008 02:19 PM 5616 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taken from another web site: I find this quite fitting for today, remembrance day :


On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug 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 to wards the father for trying to engage the store’s 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”.

And this is the video.
A Pittance Of Time

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 02:32 PM


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 03:24 PM

Nice. I wanted to crawl into the video and punch the guy—but he finally got it.

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 03:47 PM

Thanks. I’ve already sent it to my Dad.

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#4 posted 11-11-2008 04:08 PM

For those who don’t know, that is the exact time the guns of World War One fell silent. The war was over.

That was the war that saw over 60,000 people die in one afternoon.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 11-11-2008 04:26 PM

our imagination cannot even come close to the reality.
My heart aches, for them, for us, for the next generations

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 04:28 PM

Excellent—-Memories never stop.I was discharged from the US Army on November 11,1970 at 11:00 PM,from Fort Lewis,Washington One day after returning home from Viet Nam. HAPPY VETERANS DAY to all VETERANS


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#7 posted 11-11-2008 04:31 PM

God bless our armed forces past and present for their sacrifices for our freedom.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#8 posted 11-11-2008 04:31 PM

Thank you.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 11-11-2008 04:47 PM

I never forget this one!
Aka Armistice Day, the day papers were signed to end WWI. Later changed to Veterans Day to honor our military men and women for all our wars.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 11-11-2008 04:53 PM

Thank you for reminding us how important this day is. My husband is a retired veteran and is extremely proud to be one.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 11-11-2008 05:55 PM

Brian – thanks for pointing us to this outstanding tribute – I’ve sent it to family members as our involvement overseas ranges from WW1 to Afghanistan.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#12 posted 11-11-2008 06:14 PM

Thanks for the link.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#13 posted 11-11-2008 06:35 PM

Brian, Thanks for the link and to our troops and our veterans God Bless and thank you.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 11-11-2008 06:51 PM

We must NEVER FORGET those who have served to protect us. God Bless them all

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#15 posted 11-11-2008 07:01 PM

and are we living in a way that honours them and what they gave so that we could be free?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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