Inmate Veterans Hold Memorial Day Ceremony
(Concord, NH) New Hampshire State Prison inmates who served in the military gathered for a ninety minute Memorial Day ceremony on May 27, 2010. The event, sponsored by Chapter 161 of Vietnam Veterans of America, drew about fifty participants.
The ceremony was highlighted by offenders reading the names of New Hampshire soldiers still missing in action from the Korean Conflict and in Southeast Asia. Inmates also read the names of the New Hampshire servicemen who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The men’s choir performed “God, Give Us Good Men.” The ceremony ended with two inmates performing “Taps” on bugles.
Invited guests included Major General Kenneth Clark, State Representative Chris Nevins (R-Hampton), Michael Horne, Director of the New Hampshire Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn, and Warden Richard M. Gerry.