Photo by Srey Austin

Ceremonies are scheduled this weekend at the Black Hills National Cemetery outside Sturgis and the National Cemetery in Hot Springs.  The gatherings are part of a nationwide commemorative event recognizing veterans of World War Two and their sacrifices.


The “Keep the Spirit of ’45 World War II 70th Anniversary Weekend” is a grass roots effort taking place in small towns and big cities from coast-to-coast. Events start on August 14…the day Japan surrendered to the U.S.…and continue through Sunday.