Front Page of the Rapid City SD Journal
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:13 pm
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Ceremony to honor submarines and those who served on them
A bell-ringing ceremony Saturday in Rapid City will honor submarines and more than 3,500 submariners who perished while serving and defending the United States.
The public is invited to the Tolling of the Bells, which is part of the James Madison Reunion Association’s 2019 reunion. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Ramkota Hotel. Depending on weather, Tolling of the Bells will take place either in the northwest parking lot or the Sylvan Room. The public also is invited to view a 23-foot model submarine on display in the parking lot in front of the Ramkota.
“There was 60-plus submarines lost since 1917, and several before World War II and several after. We toll a bell for each boat. It’s a ceremony we do every time a bunch of submariners get together,” said Don Hix of Rapid City.