4309Fw: Lest We Forget
- Nov 11, 2005Hello,Thought you might be interested in this e-mail.Heather----- Original Message -----From: Anchors and SailsSent: Friday, November 11, 2005 3:46 AMSubject: Lest We Forget
The following was received from Lynn.
It is passed on with the expectation you will be moved to pass this on to others as it has been to you.
From: Lynn Costea <lynn@...>
Subject: Lest We Forget
My neighbour sent me this .wmv file. She and her husband are retired military.
The file is a video made by a Canadian in honour of those who fought and died for us. It brought a few tears to my eyes and is a reminder to all of us about the importance of November 11.
It takes awhile to download, but it's worth it.
One can watch the video here: http://www.army.gc.ca/chief_land_staff/remembrance/English/Docs/TKeng6mb.wmv
To listen to the song without the video:
English version; "A Pittance of Time"
Français version; "C'est si peu de temps".
The song's history:
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 the interest of creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices that have been made and are still being made on our behalf, "A Pittance of Time" has been adapted to the French language and titled "C'est si peu de temps". Music videos for both audio tracks were also produced in support of the campaign.