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Rapid City Community Honoring 1972 Flood Victims

June 9, 2012, 12:01 PM

Rapid City Community Honoring 1972 Flood Victims
RAPID CITY, SD -

The Rapid City community is coming together throughout the weekend to remember and honor the hundreds of people who were killed in a flood 40 years ago.

Exhibits at various locations throughout the city will be on display throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, a convocation will be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The event will feature speeches and presentations from former Rapid City Mayor Don Barnett, first responders and others. Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the flood that killed 238 people.

A community-wide flood memorial service will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center.

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