Thanks to those at Hampshire Memorial Day services
June 6, 2012 7:34PM
Updated: July 8, 2012 6:56PM
Thanks to those who attended Hampshire Memorial Day services
Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8043 and Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank the members, American Legion Post 680 and Ladies Auxiliary, Amvets Post 91, Deacon Jerome Ryndak of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, the Rev. Diana Otterbacher of Zion United Methodist Church, Trustee Rob Whaley of the village of Hampshire, guest speaker Alan Neil, Hampshire High School band director Helen Lawrence, Hampshire High School band students and choral group, and the entire Hampshire and Burlington community for attending the Memorial Day services.
Thank you again, and God bless America.
Commander, VFW Post 8043
President, Ladies Auxiliary
Hit-run cases raise question: Have we lost ability to love our neighbor?
After reading about the hit and run (and eventual death) of Max Torres a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but feel troubled and saddened. I’m reminded of a young man that’s been getting his life together at Wayside Cross (ministry in Aurora). He was doing great until a car hit him the other day and now he’s mending his breaks in the hospital.
A little closer to home, my son, Michael, was run over by a woman a few weeks ago after he fell off his bike at a busy intersection. She took off, too. I was surprised that only one witness stopped to help him.
I’d like to ask these drivers: “Is that text message or cellphone call that important? Can’t you be more careful? It could have just as easily been your son under someone’s wheels. Would it matter then?”
Jesus said that hearts of people would grow more and more hardened before his return. Maybe that’s why people usually keep on going along their merry way instead of stopping to help.
I stopped a few years ago to help a frightened family in a wrecked car. All I could do was call 911 and calm them with my words and presence. Isn’t that a start? After all, they were someone’s son or daughter — yours maybe?
If we’ve lost the ability to love our neighbor as ourselves, we don’t have much else to lose.