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2014 Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day

The 2014 celebration will be held July 3-4. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a variety of educational programs, patriotic tributes and musical entertainment in celebration of Independence Day.

A full schedule of events for 2014 is listed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial website. Highlights are shown below.


Time Performer Location

9:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Jasmine Pickner (Hoop Dancer)  Grand View Terrace
  Sequoia Crosswhite (Flute Player)  Heritage Village
  Carl Closs (“George Washington”)  various
  Tom Pitz (“Thomas Jefferson”)  various
  Fritz Klein (“Abe Lincoln”)  various
  Gib Young (“Theodore Roosevelt”)  various
6 p.m. Welcome, Superintendent Cheryl A. Schreier Amphitheater
6:15 p.m. POW Missing Man Table Amphitheater
6:25 p.m. USAFA Falconaires Amphitheater
6:55 p.m. Military Swearing In Ceremony Amphitheater
7:15 p.m. Flag Folding Ceremony and Presentation Amphitheater
7:35 p.m. USAFA Concert Band Amphitheater
9:08 p.m. National Anthem, USADA Concert Band Amphitheater
  Sculpture Lighting Ceremony  

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
10:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sequoia Crosswhite (Flute Player)  various
  Carl Closs (“George Washington”)  various
  Tom Pitz (“Thomas Jefferson”)  various


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