• 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?

Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.