South Dakota Salutes (SDS) is statewide entity of volunteers formed to show appreciation to those “First Responders” who are always there to serve and protect the citizens of South Dakota 24/7. As a way to show appreciation to those who serve and protect us, SDS events are free of charge to all South Dakota First Responders including the following groups:
Law Enforcement – Including: city & town police; county sheriffs & deputy sheriffs; highway patrol officers; Game, Fish & Parks Officers; Federal DCI etc.
Fire & Rescue including EMT’s (full-time & volunteer)
Military personnel – including: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserve Units, Guard Units (active duty & retired)