Remember and be Thankful

It is Veteran’s Day. In Canada, today is Remembrance Day. Please observe a moment of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

In Flanders Fields
Canadian Army Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

A Pittance of Time

Terry Kelly is a Newfoundland native, a double silver medallist at the 1979 Canadian Track Championships and a singer, songwriter and motivational speaker. On November 11, 1999 he had an experience that caused him to write a song about the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The story behind the song will increase your appreciation of it. Listen here: A Pittance of Time.

It’s well worth your time.

Lyrics can be found here.