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.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Military • Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 44° 21.836′ N, 100° 21.415′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Pierre Street and Island View Drive when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 South Pierre Street, Pierre SD 57501, United States of America. 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); The Old Hughes County Court House (approx. half a mile away); Hughes County Courthouse / Site of First Library in Pierre (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 (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.