By Logan Jones


“Be kind.”

These two words were written in colorful chalk on the pavement in front of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum this morning.

In the tragic events that unfolded throughout the day, these words were covered with rubble from explosions within the Spectrum, run over by first responders assisting the many injured within the building and finally washed away by an afternoon shower that darkened the sky, matching the emotions felt by the citizens of Cache Valley on what had been a profoundly dark day.

Today at 1:02 p.m., 13-year-old Milly Gleck passed away. Gleck loved to dance almost as much as her father Ben enjoyed attending her recitals. She was a budding artist with lots of life left in her. She was part of a loving family who valued God, faith and kindness.

Milly is one of many friends and family members lost to today’s terrorist attacks. As the community mourns, the message thousands of Cache Valley citizens walked past today as they entered the Spectrum has never been more beautiful in its simplicity. It will take time to heal from this weekends events, and the thoughts and prayers of the community are with the Gleck family on this night.

Let us all remember to be kind.