Thursday, December 08, 2011

A sad epitaph on America

It is tragic anytime someone dies alone. No one there to mourn their passing or to even insure that they receive the most basic of burial rights. Such was the case this week for not one or a few, but for over sixteen hundred lost souls. Those who past and no one was there for them. No one present for their final moments, no one there to be present when they were received into eternity. Thankfully, a few strangers showed up for their final collective service. I am more than sure that there were probably many veterans in this group of sixteen hundred. I just wish that the Missing in America project had found and located them before they were laid to rest. I am hoping that my brothers in the California Patriot Guard will hold a memorial for them at the least. Semper Fi......
Mass Burial Held For Over 1,600 LA County Residents The remains of hundreds of Los Angeles County residents whose bodies were never claimed by family or friends were buried in a mass burial Wednesday.

“This holiday season many of us are reminded how fortunate we are to be surrounded by our loved ones,” Supervisor Don Knabe said Tuesday, when he and his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors observed a moment of silence for the people being buried. “Sadly, not everyone shares this blessing.”

He said the 1,639 people designated for the mass interment at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery “are individuals that, for one reason or another, have no one but the county to provide them with a respectful and dignified burial.” Knabe described some of the deceased as homeless or poor, many of whom with “no families to grieve for them”.

1 comment:

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..