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