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(SD)-Mt Rushmore Celebrating Independence Day A Day Early Again

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/03/2017 04:27 PM
Mt. RUSHMORE N.M. - Mount Rushmore National Memorial is continuing its decade or so tradition of celebrating Independence Day a day early with a variety of educational programs, patriotic tributes, and musical entertainment today.
 
       Kicking things off this morning were four re-enactors representing the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. They held an in-character news conference answering questions from visitors before moving into a schedule of presentations throughout the day.

      Also performing throughout the day have been internationally renowned hoop dancer, Jasmine Pickner-Bell and Sequoia Crosswhite, a Native flutist and storyteller.
 
     Tonight, the United States Air Force Academy Band will performing two shows at the Amphitheater -  6:15 PM and 8:15 PM while leading into the Evening Lighting Ceremony will be the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard assisting with the Flag Folding Ceremony and Retreat, and the Lakota Flag Song being performed by Park Ranger Darrell Red Cloud.


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