LACW Attends County Burial Memorial For Unclaimed Dead

On Wednesday, December 6, the LACW attended the Los Angeles County Annual Burial Of The Unclaimed Dead, a memorial that has been held since 1896. This year the ashes of 1495 unclaimed bodies of people who died in 2014 were laid to rest in a common grave at Evergreen County Cemetery, in Boyle Heights. For the past few years the attendance has greatly increased, most likely because of press coverage. This year there were more than 200 people who came to pay their respects to those who died with no one to claim their bodies, including an infant. Our longtime friend, fellow activist, and celebrant at our liturgy on the first Wednesday of each month, Fr. Chris Ponnet, presided. (Double click on photos to view in high resolution.)

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    • Joyce on December 11, 2017 at 11:02 am
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    Thank you for being there for those of us who cannot attend. I saw this in the Times and knew you all would be there for your friends.

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