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I read with great interest the story in the Mountain Democrat dated Nov. 25, “Music helps heal Sandy Hook wounds.” I have known Mr. Jones for over two years. I have a personal knowledge of his musical background and his dedication to the children in our community. The tragedy that happened in that school was the senseless tale of a very disturbed human taking the lives of innocent kids and dedicated teachers who gave their lives to protect their students.
Mr. Jones was very moved by this tragedy and did what I believe God has directed him to do. He used his talents to write a musical piece to remember the victims and give all of us something to grab hold to. I also applaud the Union Mine concert band for taking on this project. This is an opportunity for these students to learn that ordinary people can do amazing things if we just try. Thank you Mr. Jones for giving us a chance to heal, and maybe giving the young men and woman of Union Mine a chance to learn that all of us can make a difference.