SD Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedications

In 2019, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Departments of Veterans Affairs, Military, and Transportation launched the Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication Program.

This program dedicates state bridges to South Dakotans who were killed in action while serving their country or classified as missing in action. Naming South Dakota bridges in honor of our fallen gives us the opportunity of remembrance, reflection, and respect—to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to this nation.

The Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication Committee meets annually in April and selects heroes to honor and the bridges to dedicate that year.

Dedication of the bridges are held May through November.

South Dakota has more than 3,000 veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice. Although these heroes are no longer with us, their memories live on in the hearts of their loved ones and our state. They cherished liberty and loved freedom enough to lay down their lives to preserve our way of life.

Click here to view application form (pdf). We ecnourage applicants to attach as much supporting documentation to their application form.

Dedications 2022
PFC Frederick Farlee and SGT Richard Maynard Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Pioneer Hall - Dupree
June 25 - 10:30 am (MT)
Cpl John Hutchison Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center - Fort Pierre
July 1 - 10:30 am (CT)
PFC David Gatton Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Capitol Lake Visitor's Center - Pierre
July 16 - 1:00 pm (CT)
SSG Daniel Cuka Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Yankton High School - Yankton
August 6 - 1:00 pm (CT)
SGT James Haider Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
BG Ernie Edwards Readiness Center - Watertown
August 13 - 10:30 am (CT)
PVT August E. Otto, Jr. Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Claire City Community Hall
August 20 - 11:00 am (CT)
CPL Martin Fluegel Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
McCook Central High School - Salem
September 17 - 1:00 pm (CT)
PVT Frederic Schroeder Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
City Armory (198 VanEps Avenue) - Madison
October 1 - 1:00 pm (CT)
Capt Tommy Callies Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Howard High School
November 11 - 9:30 am (CT)
S2 Wayne Bridge Fallen Hero Bridge Dedication
Wagner High School
November 11 - 2:00 pm (CT)
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