Letter: Offering prayers for people of Ukraine

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

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To the Editor:

The following was written and read by Shelton Board of Aldermen President John Anglace, Jr., at the March 19 alderrmen meeting. All Board of Aldermen members voted to accept this resolution when the vote was called.

(I) Ask (for) a moment of silent prayer to add our voices to the world body in solidarity with the Ukranian people who are undergoing great hardship brought about by an unprovoked Russian invasion of their country.

Also, add our endorsement of the American and worldwide sanctions imposed against Russia for this aggression.

And further, condemn in the harshest manner possible this Russian attempt to invade another sovereign country and finally, urge our citizens to contribute to the Ukranian humanitarian effort and engage in world prayer for peace.

So moved.

I ask that everyone heed the words above and please take a moment to pray for the people of the Ukraine each day and if possible support the agencies who have gone to the Ukraine to offer assistance to the citizens of the Ukraine in their most desperate time of need.

I sorrowfully predict, we the people of the United States and our government, will truly regret not directly and forcefully confronting Russian President Putin for the bully he is at this time and in the near future because we failed to stop him and bring a halt his immediate and continued aggression in the Ukraine, his meddling in the Middle East, and future aggressions he has planned and will execute in Eastern Europe and the world.

Anthony F. Simonetti

Ward 1 Alderman