The thought of Charles Manson being buried in Union Cemetery is appalling. Union Cemetery is the final resting place of many fine and brave soldiers who fought and died so that we could remain free. To bury such a one as Charles Manson among them is an insult and a desecration.

It would be far better to cremate Mr. Manson and scatter his ashes at sea to discourage any thoughts of Manson’s grave becoming a pilgrimage for other disturbed souls.

Elizabeth Keranen, Bakersfield