Letter: Holiday not a day off

The Advocate recently reported on Page 12A that Rep. John Bel Edwards proposes designating Aug. 7 as “Purple Heart Recognition Day” and making it an annual state holiday.

The bill that Bel Edwards introduced states this will be a working holiday. The intent is to recognize combat-wounded veterans not to give a holiday. Please correct this error by your paper.

Richard O’Brien

past commander, Military Order of Purple Heart

Denham Springs