The Northern Westchester Examiner

Montrose Accordionist Wanted to Honor Healthcare Heroes. Here’s What He Did.

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Don Simons of Montrose honors healthcare workers each night with a musical tip of the cap.

Montrose’s Don Simons sits in his driveway playing the accordion every evening at 7 as a daily tribute to first-responders and healthcare workers amidst COVID-19. 

Simons’ neighbor, Joe Duraes of Bookmark Design & Media public relations, created a short video clip about the musical salute.

The 80-year-old Simons started the nighttime routine in early March. The Northern Westchester Examiner is working on a longer feature about Simons’ efforts. YouTube link:


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