Tommorrow we remember. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, take a moment and ponder the great sacrifices for our freedom.
There is a singer/songwriter/musician from Nova Scotia by the name of Terry Kelly. I’ve not seen Terry in several years but he is the sort of person one never ever forgets. Recently, the Sock household was forwarded an email reminder of Remembrance Day that contained a music video by Terry (if the clip doesn’t load, click “Video” from Terry’s menu bar). Apparently while visiting a drug store on 11Nov99, the intercom announced that the store would be observing two minutes of silence. Workers and patrons stopped what they were doing and paused to remember… except for one man who was shopping with his young daughter. The man became obnoxious to clerks and distracting to those attempting to reflect. This angered Terry, who went home and wrote the song “Pittance of Time“…
They found and some died now its our land
Look at his little child, there’s no fear in her eyes
Could he not show respect for other dads who have died?
Take two minutes, would you mind?
It’s a pittance of time
For the boys and the girls who went over
In peace may they rest, may we never forget why they died
It’s a pittance of time….
I don’t know if I found the video particularly powerful because my brother will be going to Afganistan in January. Perhaps partly… but it is more than that. The message itself is poignant and important. I hope you’ll view the video. And I hope you’ll remember.