Veterans Day November 11, 2011
Tomorrow is Veterans Day, an ‘official’ day to thank and honor all who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
The Veterans Day National Ceremony will be held at 11:00 (Eastern Time – 9:00 Mountain Time) in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. It begins with wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheatre with a parade of colors by veteran organizations and comments by dignitaries. I could not find where we have local coverage, but CNN usually has good coverage on this event. You can also try CNN online: http://www.cnn.com/.
- 11:00 a.m. State Veterans Service at Boise Veterans Home. Will be awarding the Spirit of Freedom Service Awards to 10 Idaho veterans: 320 North Collins Road, Boise ID 83702
- 11:00 a.m. Boise State University Veterans Day program. Features a reading of names of Idahoans who have died in service to their county in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade. South end zone of Bronco Stadium. A reception and dedication of Boise States new Veterans Services Center will be immediately after the ceremony at the Alumini Center: 1173 University Drive across from Bronco Stadium.
- 1:30 Boise Rescue Mission hosts a ceremony for veterans at the new VFW post at 8931 W Ardene Street (Overland and Maple Grove). The mission staff will give away more than 50 backpacks with winter gear to homeless vets who attend the ceremony.
- 7:00 p.m. Veterans Day Memorial Service at Boise Veterans Home: 320 North Collins Road, Boise ID 83702
- 11:00 a.m. Caldwell Elks Lodge No 1448 will be hosting a Veterans Day program. Retired U.S. Army Major Lyle Gessford will speak: 621 Cleveland Blvd in Caldwell
- 11:00 a.m. American Legion Post No. 26 will lead Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home honoring all veterans and active duty military. The event will feature guest speakers and a presentation of wreaths honoring veterans. Col. Ronald Buckley, 366th Fighter Wing commander, is expected to be the featured speaker at the event.
- 9:30 a.m. Nampa High School will honor local veterans and alumni who have served. Program includes speakers, Black Hawk helicopter flyover and dedication of war memorial: 203 Lake Lowell Ave, Nampa
To all of our veterans and active military service men and women, thank you for protecting our freedom.