Wednesday, December 8, 2010

L.A. County Buries 1,689 Souls Today

The ash remains of 1,689 Angelenos were laid to rest at the L.A. County Crematorium Cemetery today. Most of the dead were poor, homeless, or had no living families to bury or claim them. The dead were cremated in 2007, and had their ashes stored so they could be claimed by their families or loved ones. When no one claims them, the county buries their ash remains in a plastic bag in a large mass grave.
A brief service was performed with Buddist, Jewish, Catholic/Christian, Islam, and Spanish language prayers.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010