In the wake of harrowing revelations about Colorado’s unregulated funeral industry, a collective cry for justice has risen from the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The state, known for its majestic landscapes and resilient spirit, is now also home to a movement that seeks to honor the victims of funeral industry neglect and advocate for systemic change.

A Legacy of Loss

The stories are as heartbreaking as they are infuriating. Families entrusting their loved ones to funeral homes, only to discover the betrayal of trust in the most egregious ways. From the Sunset Mesa funeral home scandal, where owners dismembered and sold body parts of hundreds of corpses in 2018, to the recent discovery of nearly 200 decomposing bodies at another funeral home, the depth of neglect has been profound and pervasive.

The Call for Reform

Out of these tragedies, a powerful force for change has emerged. Grieving families and community advocates have banded together to demand accountability and reform. A new bill, fueled by the tireless efforts of these families, aims to regulate the funeral home industry in Colorado. The proposed legislation requires licenses, background checks, and educational degrees for those running funeral homes—a significant step towards ensuring dignity in death.

Colorado Remembers

“Colorado Remembers” is not just a phrase; it’s a promise to those who were wronged. It’s a commitment to never forget the victims and to fight for a future where no family has to endure such pain. The movement is gaining momentum, with public support and bipartisan political backing. It’s a journey from darkness into light, from neglect to respect.

The Path Ahead

As Colorado grapples with its past, the path ahead is clear. The state must become a beacon of respect for both the profession and the deceased. The proposed legislation is just the beginning. There’s a long road to healing, but with each step, Colorado moves closer to justice.

In remembering the victims, Colorado is not just seeking justice; it’s redefining it. It’s creating a legacy where dignity is restored, and the dead are honored as they should be. This is the essence of “Colorado Remembers”—a place of respect, a call to action, and a testament to the enduring human spirit.