Sunday, December 28, 2014

Letters Extra: Not waving Tony Soprano's flag

Flying flags at half-staff should be reserved for heroes like firefighters, police, Marines, and soldiers - not actors.

Letters Extra: Not waving Tony Soprano's flag

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services actor James Gandolfini. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services actor James Gandolfini. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) AP

As James Gandolfini was mourned Thursday, New Jersey flags were flying at half-staff in his honor. But seriously? That should be reserved for heroes like firefighters, police, Marines, and soldiers - not actors. Gov. Christie's decision cheapened the meaning of flying flags at half-staff.

Dale J. Porter, Philadelphia

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