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Following the recent tragic deaths of classmates, high school students in Parkland, Florida, wrote "Shine," a beautiful musical tribute which, contains the following words:

"Together, we will shine a light; We can hug a little tighter, we can love a little more, laugh a little harder, we can stand up and roar; if we all come together, it will be all right ... "

Inspired by the students of Parkland, who are organizing the March for Our Lives event in Washington on March 24, March for Our Lives-Clinton will join more than 500 communities around the country to promote nonviolence at 4 p.m. at the Riverview Bandshell in Clinton.

We can all "shine a light" and promote nonviolence in a world filled with violent video games, movies and real-life violent tragedies which fill the news each day. We can all "hug a little tighter" those near and dear to us and share a gentle touch or an encouraging, kind word with another. We can all "love a little more" and reach out with compassion to those who are suffering and in need. We can all "laugh a little harder," not at the expense of others through pranks or mean jokes, but through genuine smiles of joy. We can all "stand up and roar" to urge legislators to pass sensible laws, which prohibit the sale of assault weapons. We can all "come together" to help make our world a better, more peaceful and nonviolent place to live. We can all help make it "be all right."

Lanie Lass

Clinton

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