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Eyes of Freedom Comes to Bayfront Convention Center

July 22, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial traveled to Erie at the Bayfront Convention Center. The interactive display includes life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers of U.S. Marine Corps Lima Company 3/25. They travel the country "Honoring ALL Who Answer Our Nation's Call; Then, Now, and Tomorrow."

Other vendors attended the event to show their support for veterans, including the Erie VA, Mission 22 and the ANNA Shelter. Jamie Schneider and Alicia Groover, Coordinators of Canines Achieving Miracles in Prison (CAMP) at SCI Cambridge Springs, took current CAMP pup Loki to the event in hopes to find a veteran looking for a companion. Loki is a 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who was abused as a puppy by being kept in a crate in a basement and tortured by small children. Because of his traumatizing past, Loki suffers from PTSD and has a difficult time trusting people, especially children. He has shown great improvements since his arrival at SCI Cambridge Springs and has proved himself to be a very sweet and loving dog. The shelter continues to push for CAMP dogs like Loki to be paired with veterans in need of a companion animal.

SCI Cambridge Springs dogs with staff handlers

From left: The ANNA Shelter's Emily Danskin, Sophie, SCI Cambridge Springs Clerk Typist II Alicia Groover and Loki.

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