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category: History, date: 2014-07-04, by Otto Bochman
Happy 4th of July
Mount Rushmore National Memorial - July 3rd, 2014

The evening of July 3rd, 2014 was an exiting and entertaining part of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Independence Celebration.

National Park Service Ranger Charles Desmond opened the evening and introduced Mount Rushmore National Memorial Superintendent Cheryl A. Schreier. Superintendent Schreier welcomed the crowd and presented the newest Junior and Rushmore Rangers after their official swearing in.

The Air Force Academy Band's Falconaires, professional Airmen-musicians, performed a variety of musical selections followed by a Military Swearing in Ceremony.

Technical Sergeant Krista M. JoyceTechnical Sergeant Krista M. Joyce

The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band was, to say the least, fantastic! The featured musicians and vocalists had the crowd on it's feet many times throughout the evening.

photos and video by Amy and Otto Bochman
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