Nashville, Tennessee; June 2015; Jerry Hassler, 173d Airborne Brigade, responds from Tennessee U.S.A. and his family become Sharon's American family.
"I had never met Paul in person. When I arrived in 'Nam, the Aussies and Kiwis were disconnecting from my brigade. When Paul reached out to veterans to take care of Sharon, I responded, not really knowing why, except I live in Franklin, the city in which the recording studio was located.
It was, and is, an honour to assist in Sharon's noble quest to have her song reach out to the young people of this conflicted world. During Sharon's time here, we met so many strangers who offered their assistance in furthering her dreams. I truly marvelled in the attraction her calling inspired in these others.
Sharon, I hope the best for your continued endeavour and have no doubt your song will become one many races will sing in their own language."
Frank Wells Studio, Franklin, Tennessee; July 2015: Two versions of the "Light a Candle" song are recorded, one for humanity as a global song, and the second for the ANZAC's, recorded to honour our Vietnam vets who gave so much so the recording could take place.