PIERRE, S.D. (KELO AM) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags be flown at half-staff on the morning of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, in observance of fallen military service members and on Tuesday, May 27 in honor of Ruth Ziolkowski’s funeral.
Ruth was the wife of Korczak Ziolkowski, the sculptor of Crazy Horse. After Korczak passed away in 1982, Ruth headed the project for over thirty years. At the age of 87, she passed away Wednesday, May 21, in Rapid City
Additionally, President Barack Obama has proclaimed Memorial Day as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace and has called on governors of the United States to request flags at half-staff from 8 a.m. until noon and then at full-staff from noon until sunset.
The President has designated the hour beginning at 11 a.m., local time, to unite in prayer. He also urges Americans to observe a National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.