Veterans honored throughout downtown Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Veterans Honor Banner Project raised over 100 banners on Friday in remembrance of military veterans in South Dakota.
The Veterans Honor Banner Project originally started with banners displaying the face, name and rank of 18 World War II veterans. Last year, the project raised over 90 banners, and this year there are over 144 veterans banners on display from downtown Rapid City down through the Memorial Walkway in Memorial Park.
“It’s been exciting. It’s also very humbling,” said Bill Casper, Veterans Honor Banner Project Chairman. “But it is a privilege to work and do this kind of stuff and I and my board do everything we can to get the sponsors end everything like that, so it’s been a fun project. I just hope it continues to grow. My goal is to have banners up on every light pole in town.”
If you have a loved one who has served or is currently serving in the military you can apply to have their picture and name displayed around Rapid City. To learn more about the Veterans Honor Banner Project, click here.