2008 House Commemoration 1037 - Printed

State of South Dakota  

391P0810   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.   1037  

Introduced by:     Representatives Bradford, Ahlers, Boomgarden, Brunner, Buckingham, Burg, Cutler, Dennert, DeVries, Dykstra, Elliott, Engels, Faehn, Feinstein, Gassman, Gillespie, Gilson, Glenski, Gosch, Hackl, Halverson, Hargens, Haverly, Heineman, Hills, Howie, Hunt, Jerke, Juhnke, Kirkeby, Koistinen, Krebs, Lucas, Lust, McLaughlin, Miles, Moore, Nelson, Novstrup (Al), Novstrup (David), Nygaard, Olson (Betty), Olson (Russell), Olson (Ryan), Pederson (Gordon), Pitts, Rausch, Rave, Rhoden, Rounds, Sigdestad, Street, Thompson, Tidemann, Turbiville, Van Etten, Van Norman, Weems, Wick, and Willadsen and Senators Two Bulls, Abdallah, Albers, Bartling, Duenwald, Gant, Greenfield, Hanson (Gary), Hauge, Heidepriem, Hoerth, Hunhoff, Jerstad, Kloucek, Maher, McCracken, Napoli, Smidt (Orville), Sutton, and Turbak Berry

         A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION,  Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial.

     WHEREAS,  this year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the June 3, 1948, dedication of the educational, cultural, and humanitarian project known as the Crazy Horse Memorial; and

     WHEREAS,  Casimir Ziolkowski handles the construction of the mountain. You can find him running a bulldozer across narrow granite ledges or blasting through the granite with dynamite; and

     WHEREAS,  the work and the dedication of Casimir Ziolkowski is the real inspiration that keeps the carving going. Casimir's father, Korczak Ziolkowski, took on this enormous project, knowing it would likely extend beyond his lifetime, and his son is carrying on his father's work with the same zeal:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED,  by the Eighty-Third Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Casimir Ziolkowksi be commended and honored for his outstanding commitment to pursuing his father's dream for the Crazy Horse Memorial.

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