Idaho State Cemetery Will Host Memorial Day Service
Road trips and barbecues are great, but Memorial Day weekend is about much more than that. The Idaho State Cemetery will give us the chance on Monday to get close to some decorated veterans, while we remember those that we've lost.
The Idaho Division of Veterans Services plans to host a ceremony at the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28th that will honor those who lost their lives while serving in the military.
It's something we probably don't stop to think about as often as we should, that someone sacrificed all they had so we could walk around with the freedoms that we have now. It kind of puts all of our little gripes about work and school and social media in perspective, doesn't it?
The Idaho State Veterans Cemetery will be the place for the Memorial Day Service on Monday, and it also happens that 2018 marks an important anniversary. It's the 100-year mark for the end of World War I, and they will highlight that anniversary at the ceremony Monday. Boise Weekly says they'll also have an aircraft flyover, a wreath presentation and words from the governor's office.
If you're planning to attend the ceremony, they ask that you park at Optimist Park at the intersection of Hill and Horseshoe Bend Roads, and take buses to the site. For a map of the cemetery, click HERE.
Volunteers will be putting American flags on each gravesite tomorrow to get ready for the ceremony on Monday. And members of the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Medical Group will be on site to pass out roses too.