Potte’rs Field situated in New York on Hart Island is meant for burying the poor and unclaimed bodies. It was also used during epidemics such as the Spanish Flu, AIDS, Tuberculosis and Yellow Fever,
It has once again come to ‘life’ burying victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The relatives of victims are not happy as they are not paupers. It is a tragedy however that these victims cannot be given a proper burial for fear of contagion.
At the end of the day a question arises. Is that pomp and glory required to bury the dead?
Do you think the dead need a proper burial?