HOLTVILLE — Unidentified immigrant men and women who died while crossing the desert will be remembered here Friday.
To commemorate All Souls Day, two Catholic churches, St. Anthony's of Imperial and St. Joseph's of Holtville, will honor the memories of the unidentified immigrants buried at Terrace Park Cemetery in Holtville.
At 11:15 a.m. members of those churches, as well a group from the Office for Social Ministry from the Diocese of San Diego, will decorate the graves of the more than 100 unnamed men and women buried there. Thirty were buried this year, six just a few weeks ago.
The indigent section of Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro was filled five or six years ago. A new section was opened to the north of the Holtville cemetery several years ago to accommodate the growing need for space.