Respect for our Ancestors is Respect for Ourselves

Every new year 5,000 residents of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile visit family graves in the local cemetery. Here, under dim lights and with classical music playing, they demonstrate the respect that they feel for their forbears.  http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/…/l…/9-new-years-eve-traditions…

Cemetery of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Cemetery of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

If not in the same way we would like to think that the Saron project is beginning to pay proper respect to many former residents of our village.

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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