Apparently the song "A Pittance of Time" has been around for a few years now, but I had not heard of it until today when I was checking the Royal Canadian Legion website for music for the Remembrance Day Memorial Service. At first I shied away from the large banner for the song, clicking instead on the settings of "In Flanders Fields," but finding that (for me) they did not do the poem justice. When I listened to "A Pittance of Time," even the first few lines drew me in. At songwriter Terry Kelly's website there is background on the incident that sparked the song, and a compelling video.
On Remembrance Day in Arcola, the Memorial Service begins at 10:45 a.m. in the MacMurray Theatre; please wear your poppy. On the preceding Sunday, November 5th, part of the regular service of worship at the United Church will be devoted to Remembrance, and members of the Legion will be in attendance. That service also begins at 10:45 a.m.
A poem for today
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