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Mike Stender: Boston bombing calf story praised

To the editor:

As I was reading various stories about the tragic bombings that took place in Boston recently, I saw an article that caught my attention in the April 23rd edition of the Amherst Bulletin. The article was about the Maple Valley Creamery naming their new born calf Martin, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the bombings. This story sheds light on a dark subject that sticks out in so many people’s minds these days. It shows how people such as Bruce Jenks, the owner of the creamery, can give their support to the victims of the terrible bombings by just naming his new calf after Martin. Support such as this can bring so much happiness for Martin’s family and can show them that the country is looking out for them. I want to give credit to the writer Fran Ryan for finding this story and doing a fantastic job reporting it and all its details.

When I first saw footage of the bombings I was shocked and couldn’t believe someone would do harm to all those innocent people. After reading this article about the calf I honestly felt better that such a small little act could make such a positive impact on people in these dark times.

Mike Stender

Amherst

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