Posted by: theedwardsfam | August 21, 2008

Veterans….we should respect them!

So I came across this story and video and didn’t want to wait until Nov. 11 to share it because why can’t we be grateful for our veterans (and even current military) all the time???? This goes not just for American soldiers, but for all of them! Don’t be afraid to say “thank you for serving” when you see a soldier in the store or anywhere else!

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 of 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”.


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