Memorial at Candelária Church


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Memorial at Candelária Church

I first saw this memorial in 2003--a huge green cross with names of the boys painted in gold behind a headstone with gold letters marking the date and a brief account of the 1993 event.

The state of disregard for this memorial is evident in this picture, taken in 2011. Over the years, I saw the letters fall off the headstone; the headstone come off its base; the headstone crumble into pieces. I saw the green cross uprooted and left lying in the grass. I saw the stones disappear. I saw the cross vanish. In the previous photo in this series (taken in 2016), you can see that this memorial is no longer there on that front patch of grass.


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