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Korczak Ziolkowski Day
May 3rd, 2019
Crazy Horse Memorial

SOUTH DAKOTA – Korczak was a great believer in paying tribute to a person while he or she was living and could “smell the roses.”

That was the case with Governor William Janklow’s Executive Proclamation calling for the creation of the special medallion to honor Korczak. That proclamation was issued during the sculptor’s lifetime – on February 5, 1982. The medallion itself was created and unveiled two years later.

Korczak read the Executive Proclamation and was touched by the eloquence of the Governor’s expression. The sculptor responded with a personal letter thanking Janklow for his expressed appreciation for the Crazy Horse Project.

We honor today as Korczak Ziolkowski Day, May 3rd, 2019.


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.


Crazy Horse Memorial
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD