No mourning
Dec 06, 2018 | 4137 views | 0 0 comments | 411 411 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

As the nation prepares to say its final farewells to former President George H. W. Bush this week, why weren't any of the schools across the nation closed on December 5 in honor of the 41st president's funeral?

The Stock Exchange and all federal offices across the country were closed after President Donald Trump declared Wednesday a national day of mourning.

All major businesses should have been closed on Wednesday out of respect for our 41st president. In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the entire nation was shut down during the official mourning period.

It is disrespectful to keep the schools, as well as the banks or any other business, open on the day of the funeral.


John Amato

Fresh Meadows
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