Patton State Hospital Remembrance Ceremony

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"Over 45,000 people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities died while living at a California state hospital or developmental center between the 1880’s and 1960’s. Many were buried anonymously in unmarked or mass graves and did not receive recognition or acknowledgment as human beings, in life or in death.

The California Memorial Project hosted ceremonies Sept. 18 to restore dignity and honor to individuals with disabilities who died at state hospitals."