Flagpole Dedication
20th Anniversary of AMCC

Nome Mayor Denise Michel, right, stands with students Jackie Reader, center, and Ahne Schield. Reader and Schield performed the National Anthem and Alaska Flag song at Monday's flagpole dedication at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome. The dedication ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of Anvil Mountain Correctional Center.

Monday's flagpole dedication at AMCC Monday was attended by an honor guard including Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Rodney Johnson, and National Guard member Reggie Bright (center) who also offered the invocation.

The United States and Alaska flags carry the wind off the Bering Sea at the newly-dedicated flagpole at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome. Governor Murkowski declared the week Alaska Correctional Facilities Week in honor of the dedication which marked the 25th anniversary of the Nome facility.

A small group of Nome residents gathers for the flagpole dedication ceremony Monday at AMCC.

Correctional Officer Tim Shill (left), Corrections Commissioner Marc Antrim, AMCC Superintendent Rita Anderson, and Sgt. Robert Evans (right) present the Governor's proclamation at the AMCC flagpole dedication ceremony Monday in Nome.

Flag pole dedication honor guard, from L-R: Correctional Officer Doug Buchanan, Correctional Sgt. Michael Dunham, Correctional Officer Tim Shill, Commissioner Marc Antrim, Superintendent Rita Anderson, Correctional Officer Dwayne Koweluk, Correctional Sgt. Robert Evans, Correctional Officer Joe Tolan, Trooper Sgt. Rodney Johnson.

Commissioner Marc Antrim reads a proclamation from Governor Frank H. Murkowski declaring Correctional Facilities Week in Alaska. Anvil Mountain Superintendent Rita Anderson looks on, along with Correctional Officer Dwayne Koweluk.

Honor guard, from L-R: Correctional Sgt. Michael Dunham, Correctional Officer Tim Shill, Commissioner Antrim, Superintendent Anderson, Correctional Officer Dwayne Koweluk, Correctional Sgt. Robert Evans, Correctional Officer Joe Tolan and Trooper Sgt. Rodney Johnson.