Letters Extra: Not waving Tony Soprano's flag

Gandolfini Funeral
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)

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