Greetings Veterans and Patriots,

Christmas Night Lights Parade 

Friday, November 27th at 6-8pm
Historic Downtown Pocatello
The Parade of Lights will be a little different this year with community members invited to stay in their vehicles and drive thru the parade route. Please plan to enter the parking lots at W. Wyeth.  This could be your year to see all the floats. Candy and literature will not be handed out by the float participants. Instead items will be pre-bagged and given by Santa’s elves at the end of the parade. All entries are required to have individuals remain on the float or in the vehicle, so we will not be walking alongside the float handing out candy and Blood Drive flyers. As XO, JoJo is responsible for the float and will stay with the float.

Community Drive by Tree Viewing
Idaho State Veterans Home
1957 Alvin Ricken Drive
December 7th – January 4th 5:30pm- 8pm nightly
We will be sponsoring an outdoor tree to decorate which will have to be decorated by a small team of individuals before the event begins. If you would like to be part of the team, there will be a signup sheet at the meeting or contact Brandon at 208-360-6968.

15th Annual Bikers for Blood Community Blood Drive
Thursday, December 10th from 1pm – 7pm
Mountain View Event Center at 1567 Way to Grace.
We are still planning on holding our Community Blood Drive. Details are still being worked on with some COVID changes such as masks being required. All safety requirements will be put in place. If you can give blood, please plan on doing so. Giving blood is a simple thing to do and it can make a big difference in the lives of others.
To schedule your appointment. Please contact:
Ashlee Fitzen at 208-406-1436 or
Nicki Chopski “Chops” at 208-339-0420



Wreaths for Wreaths Across America
We will be accepting donations to purchase wreaths for Wreaths Across America during the the Bikers for Blood Community Drive, or you can make a donation online. Wreaths cost $15.

Wreaths Across America
Please join us Saturday, December 19th at 10:00am at the Mountain View Cemetery (near Brady Chapel) 1520 S 5th Ave. for a ceremony put on by Civil Air Patrol. After the ceremony we will be laying wreaths on veterans’ graves. This event is coordinated with the laying of wreaths at Arlington and many other cemeteries across the country. We are going to try to have a fundraiser to buy wreaths this year. More information to follow.
Christmas Party/General Meeting
Friday, December 18th at 7pm at Liberty Hall
No plans yet. We will discuss plans at the general membership meeting on November 20th.

Thank you for all you do,

Brandon Bennett, Director
POW*MIA Awareness Rally Association – Pocatello