STURGIS, S.D.- Tuesday marked Military Appreciation Day on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The day was marked by a ceremony at Rally Point downtown.
Among the visitor audio system have been Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden, Colonel Martin Yost of the South Dakota National Guard, and Ellsworth Air Force Base Wing Commander Colonel Joseph Sheffield. They have been all there for the disclosing of a monument dedicated to Gold Star households, the Woody Williams Foundation’s Memorial Monument.
According to Woody Williams Foundation Director of Programs, Alex Nauret, “Our late founder, Woody Williams was the final residing Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. He had a imaginative and prescient of eager to honor the households which have misplaced a liked one whereas in service to our nation, our Gold Star households. We needed to deliver that training and that consciousness to communities throughout. And Sturgis simply so occurred to be the primary metropolis right here in the good state of South Dakota to get a Gold Star households memoriam.”
The objectives of creating the Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments is to supply Gold Star households an area in honor of their family members and household. The monuments are a two-sided black granite tribute bearing the phrases; Homeland, Family, Patriot and Sacrifice.
The Director of Programs is happy to have the monument in Sturgis. Nauert says, “I feel it’s completely wonderful. I feel it’s an incredible place. Sturgis, you recognize, the motorbike rally brings a number of veterans collectively. Veterans make the most of driving bikes or motorbike golf equipment or no matter it could be to form of construct camaraderie.”
The Sturgis Gold Star Monument is the 106th in the nation with one other 70 in progress.