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My 2012 South Dakota Trip
Exploring the Black Hills of South Dakota

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THE MANY ASPECTS OF MOUNT RUSHMORE

While Mount Rushmore is wonderful to see no matter the time of day, it is a very special experience to be there for the night ceremony when they light the mountain. The ceremony includes a film with the history of the presidents, the singing of a patriotic song and then all veterans in the audience -- and it is a big audience-- are invited onto the stage to give their name and branch of service. While I was there, some 100 veterans made their way down to the stage, with each and every one was welcomed with a handshake from the ranger. Then the flag is lowered. Even as a Canadian who sometimes is somewhat cynical, I found this to be a very patriotic and stirring moment.
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Nov 06 2012 23:38 GMT hans55 PRO
interresting cermony ..they do this every day ??
Nov 07 2012 03:07 GMT jomoud PRO
Yes Hans.
They do it each day during the summer season.
Nov 07 2012 13:36 GMT martini957
Wonderful

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