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Letter: Stanback’s heart was open to all people all the time

So many kind and colorful words have been spoken and written about this wonderful man. All of them are true. We all remember his generosity, his intellect, his wit and his humility.

I want to add my thoughts to those of many others. I always considered it an honor that Bill chose to be a part of the Covenant Community Connection.

I think what I loved most about Bill was his open heart to all people, no matter their race, nationality or religion. He was very much a part of the planning and dedication of CCC’s Peace Poles. We always consulted Bill about the placement of the Peace Poles. He had such a good eye for the way the pole would blend in with the surroundings.

I remember so well how he chose the spot for the pole at the Bell Tower Park. So maybe you can add this little known fact about Bill to your fond memories. Sit on the stone bench at the Bell Tower Park, contemplate the life and legacy of one of “Salisbury’s Angels” and know that he chose that very spot for his longing for a world of peace.

— Betty Jo Hardy

Salisbury

Hardy is head of the Covenant Community Connection.

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