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Dallas Holds Annual Memorial Day Service

Tags: Dallas
June 07, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Pictured from left: Mary Ritsick, Rich Podguski, Eric Darling, Ryan Yoder, Frank DePiero and Justin Adams. 

SCI Dallas held its annual Memorial Day service on May 24. The theme for this year's event was Posthumous Medal of Honor. There were more than 140 in attendance including incarcerated veterans, Inmate Veterans Organization/Veterans Service Unit Color Guard, SCI Dallas' Shiloh Singers and DOC personnel. Also in attendance were seven military service dogs, along with their respective handlers from the Hounds for Heroes Program.

The service included the reading of names of three national Posthumous Medal of Honor recipients—Capt. Carl L. Sitter (USMC), Lt. Michael Murphy (USMC) and Capt. Emmet Crawford (USAR)—as well as a patriotic medley, folding of the American Flag, Taps and the posting of the Remembrance Flag and Memorial Wreath. The wreath was donated to the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.

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