National Guard dedicating memorial plaza in Rapid City

September 7, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota National Guard this weekend will dedicate a new memorial plaza to honor fallen soldiers.

The plaza at Camp Rapid in Rapid City will honor 171 Guard members who died in wars or conflicts since the organization’s formation in 1862. It includes a metallic globe, a stone wall and metal plaques with the names of the soldiers.

The dedication ceremony is at 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s open to the public.