Crazy Horse Memorial Veterans Day
Blast November 11th
Crazy Horse, SD-The public is invited to join Crazy Horse Memorial for a blast on the mountain Tuesday November 11th Veterans Day. The blast, weather permitting, is to honor veterans of all services. There is a long record of patriotism and military service among Native Americans in the United States. Several of the Native American code talkers who served our country in World War II by communicating in their native languages, have been welcome visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial over the years.
Mountain Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski volunteered for military service in the Army at age 34 in World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach and later was wounded. After the war, Korczak turned down a government commission to carve war memorials in Europe and decided instead to accept the invitation of Indian elders to carve a memorial to the Native Americans of North America.
The Veterans Day blast on the mountain will be at 11:11 a.m. to honor the date and the many millions of military men and women who have served our country with great sacrifice. The Veterans Day observance has been a tradition of Crazy Horse Memorial since the beginning.
About Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians. For more information about the Crazy Horse Memorial Veterans Day program please visit our website http://crazyhorsememorial.org or contact the Memorial at 605-673-4681.