We recently traveled to Hammond for a funeral for our beloved grandfather, who was a teacher in the area most of his life and was a World War II veteran.
I found the lack of respect from drivers in Hammond and the fact the Hammond Police Department provided no police escort for him incredibly disturbing.
As our funeral procession attempted to drive through the area of 173rd Street, there were drivers cutting into the procession. As we continued through Highland and Schererville, the police from those towns honored him with escorts.
We were trying to pay our respect to a man who enriched the area through teaching and protected our nation during World War II in the Navy.
What has happened in our society to cause such a lack of respect for people in general? It is a sad state of affairs when people can't realize their depth of disrespect and ignorance.
- Michelle Lane, Roberts, Wis.