No one at the memorial service knew the deceased personally.
Some wore black, despite the summer heat, others “Save the Geese” T-shirts.
A prayer and request for forgiveness opened the ceremony.
“We apologize to our creator for taking the lives of these precious beings,” said Kathie Free of Madison, a retired social worker.
Wednesday’s memorial service on the steps of the City-County Building, attended by 12 people, bemoaned the loss of the geese rounded up in city parks last month and killed as part of a city attempt to reduce geese feces at picnic sites and on beaches.
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