Every human being deserves the dignity of a decent burial. Recognizing this, compassionate pro-lifers buried more than 1,200 aborted children at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee in 1988. The bodies of these babies had been set out for trash pick-up on a loading dock, and they included hundreds of unborn children aborted at two, now closed, Milwaukee abortion facilities.
To mark the anniversary of the burial of these aborted babies, the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, a nationwide event, will take place September 13th. On this day, memorial services will be held throughout the United States, including all grave sites of aborted babies, as well as dozens of memorial markers for the victims of abortion.
In Wisconsin, memorial services will be held in Milwaukee and Dane at the graves of aborted babies. A memorial service will also be held at the memorial to the unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse.
In Milwaukee, the memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery is organized by Pro-Life Wisconsin. The service will begin at 1:30 pm in the infant section of the cemetery located at Burleigh and Nash Avenues. It will be led by Bishop Donald Hying, auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
Peggy Hamill, State Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, will MC the Milwaukee Memorial. “When we honor the lives of pre-born babies, we are reminded of their personhood and dignity as human beings,” Hamill said. “It moves our hearts to recognize the fact that these tiny pre-born children are full human persons, and they deserve to be treated as such.”
Memorial Service in Milwaukee:
September 13, 1:30-2:30pm at Holy Cross Cemetery (Children’s Section)
7301 W Nash St, Milwaukee, WI 53216
The service will be led by Bishop Donald Hying.
Memorial Service in Dane:
September 13, 10:00-11:00am at a burial site located on the church grounds of St. Michael’s Parish.
Memorial Service in La Crosse:
September 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine’s Memorial to the Unborn. Speaker will be Sam Guzman,
Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Videos of Milwaukee news coverage of the original Sept. 10, 1988 memorial are available at the following links. For coverage from Channel 4, click here. For coverage from Channel 6, click here.