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.
Nice collection of pictures from the Tolling Ceremony as well as some posed group shots from the Reunion.The Tolling of the Bell ceremony is about remembering those sailors and their ships that have given everything to protect our freedom, each submarine lost and what happened to the crew is read aloud then the bell is tolled.
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