Today, June 11, 2014, is National Jerky Day. How better to celebrate? A tribute to South Dakota's Mount Rushmore is taking center stage today to celebrate National Jerky Day. A giant replica of the national monument made from beef Jerky is going up in Columbus Circle in New York City., from 9am to 6pm. "Meat Rushmore" will feature close to 16-hundred pounds of the meat, the amount that is probably valued at $46,000. It's sponsored by the Jerky company Jack Link's.