LETTER: A Heartfelt Thank You to Chelmsford For Putting Politics Aside
The following is a letter to the editor.
Saturday morning a very long funeral procession moved slowly through the center of your quaint town en route to Pine Ridge cemetery. A large voicetress, animated group of residents were present holding political signs in support of their candidates. They were standing side by side in unity and opposition which is often cause for division and even hatred of the worst kind.
As we passed, signs were lowered, voices hushed, a drum silenced, and even heads bowed simultaneously out of respect for an individual unknown to them. At that moment age, gender, creed, color, and political affiliation did not matter to onlookers and to those of us in the procession. It was touching to see and feel unity of the best kind amongst us. An acknowledgement of what's important. A reminder of what's good about us collectively starting at our own communities and as a nation. A real sense of community and support as it should be.
You lost Michael. He was devoted husband, father, brother, son and friend taken at such an early age.