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On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Canadians from sea to sea to sea are invited to take “A Pittance of Time” to reflect on what it means to be Canadian: to take a moment in quiet reverence no matter where they are and experience deep emotional heartfelt gratitude for their individuality, community, culture, safety, peace and all of the freedoms that we enjoy in Canadian life.

The song “A Pittance of Time” was inspired and composed by Terry Kelly in 1999 as a result of an incident in a drug store – when a man chose not to join other customers who were taking two minutes of silence in honour of our veterans. As Terry’s surrogate parents at the (residential) Halifax School for the Blind, were retired military women and men, Terry was determined to commit future energies towards creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices made to provide freedom and a more comfortable life for each of us!

 

~ Terry Kelly
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In honour of Remembrance Day: 

Veterans want Canadians to understand the price of freedom. They are passing the torch to the people of Canada, so the memory of their sacrifices will continue, and the values they fought for will live on in all of us.

Veterans’ Week

From November 5-11—Veterans’ Week—we honour those who have served Canada, past and present, in times of war, military conflict and peace. There are many ways you can show that #CanadaRemembers leading up to and during Veterans’ Week. Find out more at veterans.gc.ca/CanadaRemembers.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 has impacted the regular operation of commemorative services, programs and activities.If you need information on how specific programs are affected, you can learn more from our COVID-19: Commemorative Services, Programs and Activities page. If you are a Veteran looking for information on services and benefits, visit our Information for Veterans page.