On September 16, 2017, a plaque was unveiled to honor Luigi Del Bianco, the chief carver of Mount Rushmore. After 25 years of perseverance, grandson Lou Del Bianco and his family celebrated with great joy that this day had finally arrived. Here are highlights from the ceremony, which took place at the visitor center at Mount Rushmore. (Click on the first photo to start the gallery. Click the pause button to go thru the photos manually).