In thinking about mask opponents who justify their position in the name of independence and freedom, I wonder if they forget that our country grew to greatness through cooperation, community and caring for each other as much, if not more, as from determined individuality. I keep thinking of stories of barn raising — neighbors from miles around came together to help a farm family build a new barn. I hate to think how long building a barn would take if one family alone carried and nailed in every board one at a time.
People cared about each other then.
People need to care about each other now as well.
Wearing a mask isn’t just about the individual wearing it, but about the community whose health is protected by caring and cooperating with one another.
Sharon Rishe, Millcreek