Friday, June 11, 2010
Forest Lawn in Glendale, Calif., where Michael Jackson is in his final resting place, may allow fans to visit the grounds of his regal tomb on the first anniversary of his death, June 25th.
Arrangements are being finalized now that will allow folks to pay their respects to the King of Pop on the cemetery grounds but not at the Great Mausoleum, where the body is actually interred.
Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the L.A. Times newspaper, "We understand that Forest Lawn is working with the Jackson family for some kind of commemoration," Lorenz said. "We will be working closely with Forest Lawn to ensure the safety of those who want to pay their respects to Michael Jackson while ensuring the safety of others who are coming to the cemetery to pay respects to their loved ones."
Although fans will not be allowed to enter the mausoleum, plans are being worked out as to how close they can actually get to the burial site. Sgt. Lorenz says that people will be viewing the structure from a distance.
There will be no special permits issued for the anniversary commemoration, so peddlers of Michael Jackson memorabilia will not be allowed to sell their wares and streets will not be closed off. If any vendors do attempt to sell pop icon–related merchandise, their goods will be confiscated and they will be hauled off to jail.
It is reported that the Jackson family is working with cemetery officials on commemoration festivities, but no details have been released.
Since Jackson was interred last September, only a select few have been allowed access to his burial place.
Sgt. Lorenz does assure anxiously awaiting fans that, "We will be working closely with Forest Lawn to ensure the safety of those who want to pay their respects to Michael Jackson, while ensuring the safety of others who are coming to the cemetery to pay respect to their loved ones."
via: Black Voices
man..can't believe it's been almost a year..=\
Posted by Aaron Busby at 4:31 PM