La. residents rid grief in symbolic Katrina burial

The Hurricane Katrina Memorial for St. Bernard Parish is seen in Shell Beach, La., one day before the fifth anniversary of the storm, which took over 1,000 lives and devastated the region, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

August 28, 2010 8:23:58 PM PDT
Hundreds of mourners dropped notes, cards and letters - many of them stained with tears - into a steel-gray casket on Saturday in a symbolic burial of Hurricane Katrina.