Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009 Independence Day Celebration at Mount Rushmore

Rushmore fireworks
America’s birthday party is sure to be another big one, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial will celebrate this Independence Day with one of the largest Fourth of July fireworks displays in the country. Taking place on July 3rd, the twelfth annual event will include a half hour choreographed display of spectacular fireworks which will include over 5,200 firework artillery shells. Also planned for the event will be entertainment, music, historic re-enactments and even ceremonial military aircraft fly-overs.

The gold in The Hills is going to shimmer and sparkle during this memorable display!

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“The fireworks and events of the weekend put an exclamation point on what, for many, is the classic all-American family vacation,” said Richard Benda, secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development. “It is truly our privilege to host this event in such a beautiful and historic place as the Black Hills.”

“The sight of fireworks lighting the night sky above Mount Rushmore is an experience that stays with people for a lifetime,” said Diana Saathoff, executive director for the Mount Rushmore Memorial Society. “You can see in the faces of young and old alike the awe of the scene and the incredible sense of patriotism it inspires.”

In 2008, about 30,000 people attended the annual celebration while more than 53 million viewers watched the fireworks display on television.

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