The Black Hills National Cemetery is located just off I-90 between Rapid City and Deadwood. The the sounds of 18-wheelers and the rush of cars fade away as you drive through the gates to the cemetery.
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.
This nation will remain the land of the free
only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
For a look back at other Veterans Day tributes from The County Line, check these out:
20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte, Nebraska
In Honor of Veterans, a tribute to my late father-in-law, Melvin Fritzemeier