At the rally, a group of 60 ex-patients, politicians, members of the press, DMH officials and clergy made a procession down to the cemeteries and placed a flower near a grave stone as a sign of commitment to restoring the cemeteries. Here you see Judy Robbins, a member of the Danvers State Memorial Committee, praying at the smaller of the two cemeteries. Judy is a former staff person and a former patient of Danvers State. This work can be deeply healing for many of us. It gives us a chance to come to terms with our experiences at the hospital - both the good and the bad - and to make a contribution as well. One of our groups' slogans has been, "It could have been me buried in there."
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