Memorial Day is to honor military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. A number of events around the Treasure Valley help us remember and honor the sacrifices made by our veterans.
A new law in Idaho recognizes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a work-related condition in first responders, and there's a new ground-breaking therapy in the works to help with recovery. Veterans will benefit from the new therapy too.
My dad is a US Navy veteran, and he loves to fly the flag outside his house several days each year. The most important day to him might be on Flag Day, June 14th. Most of us have no idea why today is so significant. Do you?
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.
Volunteers will get together tomorrow to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans across the US, and we can be part of it too right here in the Treasure Valley. The simultaneous ceremony starts at Noon Eastern time at Washington DC's Arlington National Ceremony, and the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise is one of one thousand cemeteries that will add support.