Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Walter H. Burke
is flown to honor American Veterans of All Wars and in memory of
Walter H. Burke,
a Past State Commander (1927-1938) and Past Post Commander (1927-1928)
of the Pierre Post No. 8, Department of South Dakota, of the American Legion
The Burke Family
Dedicated for this Flag Day, 1986, by all Past Post Commanders on
behalf of Pierre Post No. 8 of the American Legion, Pierre Post No. 8
of the American Legion. Legion accepts continuing responsibility for the perpetual
care, display, and proper presentation of this Flag.
Erected 1986 by The Burke Family.
Location. 44° 21.836′ N, 100° 21.415′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Pierre Street and Island View Drive when traveling south on South Pierre Street. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the American Legion Pierre, Post No. 8, beside Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander McDonald Putello (here, next to this marker); Pierre Was A Cowtown / Reading Brands (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Hyde's Legacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Sutherland and the Capital Fights (approx. half a mile away); First and Only Hanging in Hughes County (approx. half a mile away); Hughes County Courthouse / Site of First Library in Pierre (approx. half a mile away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. half a mile away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at ground-level on a concrete monument, facing Island View Drive.
Also see . . . Pierre Post 8 - In the Beginning. The Pierre American Legion Post was formed when a group of local veterans met on June 11, 1919. Elected Officers were: Carl M. Walker, Commander; Will Robinson, Vice Commander; Louverne Ballou, Adjutant; Robert B. Hipple, Historian; and Paul Dewell, Treasurer. Pierre's Post took it's first official breath of Legion air during the State Convention held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on July 15-16, 1919. Four intrepid local World War I veterans traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to start the process of establishing a Legion Post in Pierre. Those attending were: Charles Lee Hyde, Will G. Robinson, Robert B. Hipple, and (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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