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
7:10 p.m. Military Swearing in Ceremony, Ellsworth Air Force Base Commander Colonel
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?
Mount Rushmore is named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who came to the Black Hills in 1884-85 to check legal titles on properties. On returning to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."