A ceremony took place in west county Wednesday,it was a memorial service for those who easily could have been forgotten.
34 people were remembered during the ceremony at the Almshouse Cemetery near Fairview.
They died alone, without any family or friends.
But every two years, a service is held where prayers are said, music is played, and the ashes of those who died are spread inside an evergreen forest.
Their names will live on because they are displayed on a wall inside the cemetery.
"This way they haven't been completely forgotten. We treat them with the kind of respect that every human being should be treated," said Erie County Councilman Joe Giles.
The ceremony has been held for the past 20 years.
It's organized by a committee that was set up by Erie county government.