National Park Service denies request for fireworks display at Mount Rushmore
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore suffered a setback Friday as the National Park Service denied a request from the state to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The Hill reports the NPS regional director says that NPS is “unable to grant a request to have fireworks at the Memorial” in a letter to tourism officials in South Dakota.
Fireworks returned to Mount Rushmore in 2020 for a Fourth of July celebration which included former President Trump. It was the first time a fireworks display took place at the memorial since 2009.
Fireworks were originally banned due to wildfire risks.
This is a developing story.
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