The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 9, 2013

Honor the holiday


CATLIN — Editor:

I cannot believe that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) would schedule baseball tournament games on Memorial Day when the next game is four days away, plenty of time to wait a day.

In a time when we hear stories of parents fighting in the stands and referees getting attacked on the field we wonder what is wrong with society.

Well maybe it’s because those who are in charge set the tone by sending the message that nothing is sacred, not even the one day a year that is supposed to honor those who have died for our freedom.

Please, let your school administrators know if you feel this is unacceptable, and maybe we can get one brave school district to say, “No, not on that day!”

David Biggerstaff