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Sound wall for Cemetery
March 22, 2011
3:11 am
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greeney2
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This is an odd story, a group trying to get a freeway sound wall built on the freeway adjoining a cemetery. I understand their logic or having a tranquil place to rest for eternity, but I can't imagine the taxpayers foot the bill for millions of dollars, for the dead who can't hear a thing. Kind of funny when you think about it, they haven't had a single complaint yet. Laugh

Freeway sound wall for cemetery unlikely
The Associated Press
Posted: 03/21/2011 02:38:22 PM PDT
Updated: 03/21/2011 02:42:22 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES - Residents are pushing for a freeway sound wall along the west side of the 114-acre Los Angeles National Cemetery, but California transportation officials say a noise barrier isn't part of its $1 billion Interstate 405 widening project.

Vietnam veteran Bill Hutton says national cemeteries are sacred sites that should be tranquil. The 63-year-old national senior vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart says vehicle noise from the San Diego Freeway is bothersome.

The Los Angeles Times says Westwood Hills residents have submitted a petition for a sound wall, pinning their hopes on a recent Federal Highway Administration decision that a cemetery with frequent human use can be eligible for noise reduction.

But Caltrans spokesman Ronald Kosinski says a sound wall is unlikely.

March 22, 2011
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That's the one visible off the 405 freeway, right?

Dad. remember when we saw this together not too long ago? I forget where we were driving from, but if it's the one I am thinking off, it's visible off the 405 freeway just over the hill.. or right before it. 😎

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March 22, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: Kind of funny when you think about it, they haven't had a single complaint yet. Laugh

Spit up my ice tea laughing. No kidding right. Laugh

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March 22, 2011
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Yes John, now that I read it closer its the one you put flags on the veterans graves with the scouts when you were young. When I actually think about it, the VA Cemetery is a very special place, and really does deserve this. I supose everyother cemetery deseves the same thing when you think about it.

I just saw a bit of humor in this, especially at a time when the State budgets are at the breaking point what nutty things they justify. Last week, with no budgets for anything and we are laying off teachers, they come up with the money to build 750 miles of bicycle lanes. I found it amusing that anyone would worry about the sound level where everyone is dead. Its like wanting to be buried under a nice shade tree.

March 22, 2011
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Maybe more out of the respect for the living loved one's..who have funerals there and visit their loved ones graves?
Showing respect for their dead, shows respect for the living (paying taxpayers)
I'm thinking that is the logic of it.
Old cemeteries are tucked in all about over the Midwest and the East, though.
Life going on around the dead.
For all we know the dead like it..they feel..involved. (assuming the dead are still "alive",,which I believe they are)

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