Wreath-laying ceremony held at Black Hills National Cemetery

STURGIS, S.D. — A brief wreath-laying ceremony Monday morning at Black Hills National Cemetery to remember those who gave all.

Just like last year, the event was closed to public due to coronavirus concerns to avoid sizable crowds. After brief remarks, a wreath was placed honoring the fallen. The Sturgis Color Guard provided a rifle volley salute followed by taps.

Cemetery Director Terry Corkins hopes to return to normal ceremonies next year, but is glad the V.A. has been able to honor the country’s fallen during these times.

“We always have to remember all our veterans that have passed in the wars before, and it’s important to teach our young our generations coming forward to respect our freedoms that we have today,” Corkins said.

Although the ceremony was closed to the public, the cemetery was still very much open to those honoring a fallen friend or loved one.

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