What Kind Of People Do Something Like This?

United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo
 
By LINDA NELSON MCCORMICK
Los Alamos

What kind of people steal memorial flowers and property from a columbarium?

 
The United Church of Los Alamos’ columbarium is a resting place for the remains of deceased members. The area provides a venue for prayer and reflection, and the beautiful spot is maintained by the loving hands of congregation members.
 
Imagine how disheartening it is to discover thieves not only took away flowers and containers but vandalized other areas of the property for good measure.
 
I am a Los Alamos newcomer and am particularly distressed by such a thoroughly distasteful crime. The likelihood that a reader of this letter knows the identify of the perpetrator is remote but should it be that someone in the community does know the miscreant, I hope they will notify the police.
 
Editor’s note: Chartered in 1947, The United Church of Los Alamos grew out of the desire of diverse Christians to continue worshiping together after World War II. It is united with the American Baptist Church, Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, Moravian Church, Presbyterian Church USA, Reformed Church in America, and United Church of Christ.
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