• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Evening Activities for July 3, 2012

5:30 p.m. Brass In Blue (United States Air Force band) sound check

6:00 p.m. Welcome, Superintendent Cheryl A. Schrier

6:15 p.m. Junior Ranger Ceremony, Superintendent Schrier

6:25 p.m. Introduction of Veteran Recognition, A Tradition of Service

6:35 p.m. Veteran's Recognition

6:45 p.m. Flag Folding Ceremony and Presentation, Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor
Guard

6:55 p.m. Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Ceremony, Rapid City military recruiters

7:10 p.m. Military Swearing in Ceremony, Ellsworth Air Force Base Commander Colonel
Weatherington

7:30 p.m. Ellsworth Air Force Base Commander Colonel Weatherington

7:50 p.m. Brass In Blue (United States Air Force band)

8:40 p.m. Sunset

9:10 p.m. Brass In Blue, National Anthem

Illumination of sculpture

Flag Retreat, Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Many American Indian tribes used prairie coneflower to treat headaches and to produce a yellow dye. This flower blooms at Mount Rushmore from late June to September.