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... why each of the 4 presidents were chosen and what they had accomplished. Then they light the monument. There is a singing of the National anthem next. The conclusion is an invitation for all past and present service men to join the ranger on stage for the lowering of the flag; afterward she had each man and woman introduce themselves and state the branch of service. It was very moving.
We also got there early enough to tour the museum and watch the video ...
... road again and I just can’t keep my eyes open and Aaron is buzzing off coffee so I try to take a nap. I wake up about 20minutes later and I can’t figure out whether I actually fell asleep, but at least I shut my eyes for a while. We manage to go a few more hours before we have to stop for another caffeine hit at McDonalds. I can’t drink any more coffee and I’m coffee-d out (never thought I’d say that) so I get a coke and Aaron gets a coffee. ...
My mother had originally hoped we could take her to the Rapid City airport on the motorcycle, but as my father and I were returning from Hot Springs we noticed the sky getting very dark. We knew of two car rental places listed online for the Custer area so we thought we would look into getting a car.
The closest location to our hotel was the county airport, which we found to be void of rental cars ...
... we remembered - lush and green and has a homey feel. So we settled in for the afternoon watching the weather - looked like rain was looming in the distance. Sure enough, not only did it rain but we had hail pounding on the roof of our motor home and filling the streets with white balls of ice. We look forward to our stay ...
... It took 400 men 27 years to carve these 60ft faces - 1927-1943, costing $1m. There is an avenue of flags, and a huge amphitheatre, preceding a stage in front of the mountain. A 10 minute freedom based speech, a short film on the Presidents and the carving process and then the lights go on the carvings as the national anthem is ...
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