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Page 22, August 2017 The annual Veterans Appreciation Ride Poker Run will take place Thursday, Aug. 10, with registration from 10 a.m. to noon at the Custer VFW, located at 721 Mt. Rushmore Rd. The public is invited to par- ticipate. The run will depart the VFW at noon, and the first poker hand is $25, with a sec- ond hand available at $15. All proceeds will go toward helping construct the Custer Vet- erans Memorial. Following the ride, there will be a meal provided for the riders, as well as music performed by Pleasant Valley Sunday. A military honoring ceremony will also fol- Black Hills Cruisin’ low the ride, which includes the playing of our National Anthem, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps. The veterans memorial committee hopes that by the time Veterans Day comes around this November, the memorial, located just south of the intersection of 5th and Wash- ington streets, will have at least one of the column of bricks planned that will recog- nize veterans from near and far, or their spouses, in an eternal tribute to those who served. For more information, call 605-228- 2121 or 673-2205. A 21-gun salute by members of the local VFW is always a part of the Custer