On Monday, I was part of a funeral procession in Portland, and I was appalled at the ignorance and utter lack of respect on the part of some of the drivers we encountered in our procession.

From Jones-Rich-Hutchins Funeral Home in Portland to St. Peter’s Church in Portland and from the church to Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, I cannot tell you how many people either cut in front of the procession or ignored it altogether.

I am pleading with all drivers’ education classes to instruct their students in the proper etiquette when there is a procession.

If you see a line of cars with their headlights on, their flashers blinking and flags on their cars that say “Funeral,” pull over and don’t be so ignorant. Have some respect!

Janine M. Galli