Open letter to Newtown, Conn.

Dear Editor:Mere words are so inadequate to tell you how sorry and heartbroken I am over what happened in your town at Sandy Hook Elementary. I applaud your courage to endure and carry on and I pray the healing process will begin as soon as possible. I'm an old WWII vet and would gladly give my life if in exchange I could wave a magic wand to make your hurt and devastating heartbreak go away - since that isn't possible, you are in my daily prayers that as time passes the hurt will ease up. We can only hope that something good will result - that other children's lives will be saved because of the exorbitant price you've had to pay for the loss of your precious little ones. Our nation and many other parts of the world are mourning and crying with you. May god bless and comfort you and hold you in His healing, loving arms. Your friend and fellow mourner, Harold Hougland Downey

********** Published: January 3, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 38