County holds public burial ceremony to honor the forgotten

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The county honored those who might otherwise be forgotten with a public memorial burial ceremony.

The ceremony was held at the Fairview Cemetry for unclaimed and indigent people.

“We’ve decided that this is the best way to honor Bernalillo County residents that passed away by giving them a dignified and respectful memorial service,” Lisa Sedillo-White from Bernalillo County said.

The ceremony honored 86 people including four military veterans whose remains were never claimed by family. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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