Memorial service held at Moving Wall display on Sackets Harbor Battlefield

By Staff Sgt. Paige BehringerSeptember 3, 2019

Command Sgt. Maj Samuel Roark (left), senior noncommissioned officer of the 10th Mountain Division, speaks with a member of the community following a memorial ceremony hosted by volunteers from the Association of the United States Army and American Legion Post 1757 in front of The Moving Wall display, a traveling half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, August 24, in Sackets Harbor, New York. Retired Navy Capt. Father Joseph Sesito, a veteran of the Vietnam War, gave the invocation and benediction. Michelle Capone, Northern New York Fort Drum AUSA president, Molly Reilly, mayor of Sackets Harbor, and retired Col. Michael Plummer, former 10th MTN DIV chief of staff and Vietnam veteran, spoke during the ceremony. Mennes and Plummer accompanied John Hoffman as he laid a memorial wreath for his father, Spc. John Fuller. John Condino and Vernon Datoush, both Vietnam veterans, read the 61 names of service members from the North Country who are memorialized on the Wall. AUSA volunteers coordinated The Moving Wall's visit for veterans, Soldiers and members of the community to experience the national monument here in the North Country. Soldiers of the 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th MTN DIV helped assemble the wall, will provide security and be available to assist visitors around the clock while The Moving Wall is on display in the battalion's partnered community. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj Samuel Roark (left), senior noncommissioned officer of the 10th Mountain Division, speaks with a member of the community following a memorial ceremony hosted by volunteers from the Association of the United States Army and American Legion Post 1757 in front of The Moving Wall display, a traveling half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, August 24, in Sackets Harbor, New York. Retired Navy Capt. Father Joseph Sesito, a veteran of the Vietnam War, gave the invocation and benediction. Michelle Capone, Northern New York Fort Drum AUSA president, Molly Reilly, mayor of Sackets Harbor, and retired Col. Michael Plummer, former 10th MTN DIV chief of staff and Vietnam veteran, spoke during the ceremony. Mennes and Plummer accompanied John Hoffman as he laid a memorial wreath for his father, Spc. John Fuller. John Condino and Vernon Datoush, both Vietnam veterans, read the 61 names of service members from the North Country who are memorialized on the Wall. AUSA volunteers coordinated The Moving Wall's visit for veterans, Soldiers and members of the community to experience the national monument here in the North Country. Soldiers of the 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th MTN DIV helped assemble the wall, will provide security and be available to assist visitors around the clock while The Moving Wall is on display in the battalion's partnered community. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer) VIEW ORIGINAL