This is what you see when you walk in from the parking lot. It is known as the Avenue of Flags representing the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
A closer look a the faces.
This shot was taken at night during the lighting ceremony. It was very impressive. They showed a short video of how the faces were carved into the mountain. Afterwards they called all the service men and women in the audience to come down and give their name and which branch of the service they served in. There were about 40 people who came down.
You can read about the history of Mt. Rushmore here .
I will be showing more pictures from the Black Hills and the Bad Lands as I get them edited.
Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post. Have a great week and I'll see you next time.