New Hampshire State Prison inmates who served in the military gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony on Thurs. May 24. Chapter 161 of Vietnam Veterans of America sponsored the event.
Offenders read the names of New Hampshire soldiers still missing in action from the Korean Conflict, Southeast Asia, and the names of New Hampshire service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One inmate performed an original musical composition entitled A Soldier’s Journey and the men’s choir sang My Country Tis of Thee. The ceremony ended with the playing of Taps on the bugle.
New Hampshire Veteran’s Home Commandant Barry Conway, Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn, and representatives from various veterans’ organizations met with the inmates.