To be honest, the only graves I've seen have been cemetaries where my relatives are buried, and grave vaults are placed over a casket after it has been lowered. They are also placed one at a time. I've never seen a grave yard constructed like the VA one, but it makes alot more sence for cost effectiveness in the cemetary bussiness. They can excavate and prepare a major section at a time, regulate the costs over time, and make an area that doesn;t sink unevenly.
This post is intended to give some sinister idea, we are planning for some mass burials, and in fact these are pictures of a Veterans administration Cemetary, if you click on the above link. You will read that they bury a considerable number of qualifying vets and their familys who qualify. If you read thru the site you will find a discription of different vault sizes, the ones in this appear to be the size intended for double casket use, as when 2 spouses are intered togather. Our relatives at the Mission Cemetary are buried in graves where 2 vaults are on top of each other.
This only prooves a point that most times there are simple common sence explanations for things. I imagined they could be something else, only because I;ve never seen this kind of cemetary planning before. I would think it will be a model for the way places like Forest Lawn finds and plans future cemetarys.
To conger up the idea of some sinister MASS GRAVES, just gets those who want to believe some government mass murder, and conger up the vision of Hitler and genocides. At one point they say up to 40 bodies could fit in one vault, but they are in fact designed for 2 caskets, yourself and a spouse.
The fact is our current VA cemetarys many are almost full, if not full totally. The VA cemetary in Los Angeles is one of them. With plenty of land in places like Arizona, this makes sence, and when you look at the number of qualifying vets and their families, due to funeral costs, many want to be buried using their VA benifits. There is a National need for many graves, and it is not a sinister plot, its is a needed benifit our vets are entitled to. The way these sections of graves are designed and built, invests in a section that over time will be cheaper per grave, rather than one burial at a time. Why is that any different than a above ground mosoleom ready for thousands to fill it? If you also read about who qualifies for the VA cemetary it it very specific.
If you want to believe this is some sinister thing, than you will believe that twist no matter what. I'm guilty of being stupid imagining it would be something such as water or sewage treatment, but that is because the idea of MASS GRAVES for something sinister in our country, was too far fetched. And it obviously was!