music: "A Pittance of Time"
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.
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.
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.