History needs a caretaker, and the old Neponset cannon has found one. For over a hundred and twenty years the old civil war cannon sat on a concrete pedestal in front of the village hall.

Jason Hecht was a promising athlete coming up at Morris High School, a member of the class of 1993. He had speed, quickness and “hops” with exceptional jumping ability. He lost his right eye to a devastating fireworks accident and nearly lost his left eye.