Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pierre,SD Monuments

Pierre, SD -Monuments 
     Traveling home from Rapid City, SD we went through Pierre, SD which is the capital city of South Dakota.  By the beautiful capital building is a statue "Fighting Stallions Memorial".  Eight prominent South Dakotans were killed in an airplane crash, one of them being the Governor.  The sculpture was selected  because it symbolically represents "South Dakota's struggle to overcome adversity, desire for achievement and courage to believe in the future"  Also on the capital grounds is a "Veterans's Memorial".  A plaque reads, "They fought For flag, For country, For us".  Represented in statues and flags are the six different branches of the arm services. 
Capital Building of SD

Fighting Stallions Memorial 1994

Veterans Memorial


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