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News Release Date: May 20, 2019

Contact: Ken Woody, (406)-638-3217

In honor of America’s veterans, active duty personnel, and casualties from our nation’s wars, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will host a Memorial Day program at the Visitor Center on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. The program includes special speakers as well as posting of the colors by the Hardin American Legion Post #8. This year’s keynote speaker will be Corey Stapleton Secretary of State Montana.

In preparation for Memorial Day, each grave of the approximately 5,000 persons interred at Custer National Cemetery will be decorated with a small American flag by students from Pretty Eagle Catholic School on Thursday, May 23rd. More information about the cemetery, as well as a register of interments, is available at the visitor center. Memorial floral decorations are encouraged at Custer National Cemetery gravesites, but must be removed by the following Sunday, June 2nd.

Extended summer hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM begin at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument on Monday, May 27, and remain in effect through Labor Day. The visitor center will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM daily. The self-guiding tour road to Last Stand Hill/Battle Ridge and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield will also be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Entrance fees will be $25 per vehicle; motorcycle $20; $15 per person walk-in.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument administers the site of one of the most famous battles in American history, the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Scheduled interpretive ranger programs are offered at the visitor center daily during the summer. 2019 is the 143rd Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. For more information, please call (406) 638-2621, or visit our web site at

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

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