Posted: Aug 28, 2010 3:08 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Aug 28, 2010 3:08 PM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The casket lay in state for two days as
mourners visited it one by one, or in small groups, depositing
notes, cards and letters in which they poured out the memories,
anger, grief and frustrations from Hurricane Katrina.
On Saturday, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond and two
protestant ministers were to preside over a funeral service to bury
all the pain and anger.
The service, to be followed with a traditional jazz funeral -
with the band playing slow, sad music on the way to the cemetary,
and upbeat tunes on the way back - is one of dozens of events and
memorials on the fifth anniversary of the killer storm.