Senator Jack Hart of South Boston, seen here extolling the virtues of the Suffolk County paid holidays (for State employees) of Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day. Senator Hart compares these Holidays to Labor Day and Thanksgiving, amongst others. The very idea that someone would contemplate taking away these holidays filled the Senate chamber with horror. I found myself wiping away tears as I listened to the speech by the Senator, and I am somewhat remorseful that I continue to think that these holidays should be abolished.
Read the Globe story here.