Supervisor Don Knabe issued the following statement in advance of tomorrow’s mass burial at the Los Angeles County Cemetery:
“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 1,430 individuals in a mass grave. These are individuals who, 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 them mattered. We take the opportunity tomorrow to honor their lives.”
Supervisor Knabe will request a moment of silence in honor of these individuals at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
- Wednesday, November 30; 10:30am
- LA County Crematory and Cemetery
- 3301 East 1st Street (corner of 1st and Lorena, adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery)