Solemn ceremony marks Sept. 11 for Mule Creek State Prison

By Lt. Angelo Gonzalez, AA/Public Information Officer
Mule Creek State Prison

Mule Creek State Prison honored the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks with a moving remembrance ceremony held in the Central Plaza of the institution.

Plaza walkways were lined with flags to mark the date of the most tragic act of terrorism in U.S. history.

Mule Creek State Prison’s Color Guard presented the flag. A large 50-foot by 30-foot American flag flew over the plaza as the National Anthem was sung by MCSP Correctional Officer Stormy Sergent.

Mule Creek State Prison Warden Joe A. Lizarraga led staff with a speech, invited others to talk about where they were at the time of the attacks and how the attacks impacted their lives and inspired them in the years since.

The ceremony was brought to a close with a single trumpet rendition of “Taps” played by Associate Warden Bryan Holmes.

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1 Response

  1. Danny Macias Wednesday, October 14, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Thank You for sharing this story. I believe it was a very touching memorial ceremony. I’m glad our department still has many veterans in the ranks of the toughest beat in the state.
    I am a veteran and my birthday is 9/11…it took over 10 years to begin celebrating birthdays again, and then only because it is now Patriots Day.

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