Remains of 1,656 Individuals to be Buried at County Grave

This holiday season many of us are reminded of how fortunate we are to be surrounded by our loved ones.  Sadly, not everyone shares this blessing.  On Wednesday, the County will bury the remains of 1,656 individuals in a mass grave.  These are individuals that, for one reason or another, have no one but the County to provide them with a respectful and dignified burial.  Some are homeless.  Many are poor.  Some have no families to grieve for them.  Regardless of what their status in life was, each one of their lives mattered.  It matters to us, their County family.

I requested a moment of silence in honor of these individuals at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Service Details:

Wednesday, December 5; 10:00a.m.

LA County Crematory and Cemetery

3301 East 1st Street (corner of 1st and Lorena, adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery)