With Mayor Landrieu by his side, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, right, leads the benediction at the end of the ceremony. The ceremony concluded with interfaith prayers at the monuments dedicated to the unclaimed. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)
Early Saturday morning, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, other local, state and national officials and local musicians and playwrights led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Greenwood Cemetery. The cemetery is home to a memorial for those bodies found after Katrina and were not claimed.
House minority leader Nacy Pelosi, left, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, bring a wreath to one of the monuments. Each monument was dedicated to those bodies unclaimed after Katrina. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)
Poet Tommy Myrick reads a Hurricane Katrina inspired poem at the beginning of the ceremony. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)
Susan Guidry, New Orleans councilperson from district A, listens to a speaker at the ceremony. Guidry was one of two council members at the event. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)
Michaela Harrison sings during the ceremony. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)
Dr. Michael White, center, leads a band in “When the Saints Go Marching In” after the wreath laying concluded. White kicked off the ceremony with a rendition of “Amazing Grace.” (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)
Archbishop Gregory Aymond, left, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, right, talk before the ceremony. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)