Black Hills National Cemetery honors our fallen heroes
STURGIS, S.D. — On this Memorial Day, The Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis held a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives while serving our country.
“But the most important thing, is that we are joined together to honor those brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our country. This is the least we can do for these heroes,” said Terry Corkins, Director of Black Hills National Cemetery.
This year’s ceremony looked a little different from past years. The non-public ceremony consisted of a small crowd of people and everyone practiced social distancing in order to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of our nation. “We’re small but it’s the thought that counts,” said Ron Root, the Road Captain for the American Legion Riders for Post 22.
After a brief speech, moment of silence, and the playing of TAPS, two wreaths were laid. One represented the National Cemetery Administration and the other represented the Cemetery Support Council.
“Just remember that it’s not a day off work, it’s not a day to have a good time although that will happen but today is meant to honor all the soldiers, sailors and all these branches that have fallen for our freedom,” said Roots.