Greetings Veterans and Patriots,
A big thank you to everyone who joined us on the Thunder Run for Memorial Day. We had a fantastic turnout and it is always an honor to ride with such a great group of patriots. Thank you to those who braved the weather. I would also like to thank the Bannock County Sheriff’s Deputies for the awesome job they did escorting us throughout the day. Jeff Butler put together an incredible ride to ensure that the ultimate sacrifices made by our nation’s fallen servicemembers and their families did not go unnoticed. Good job Jeff!
I would also like to thank Shawn from Shawn’s Smoke and Fire BBQ for catering lunch. The food was delicious! Overall, it was a day well-spent recognizing those that gave all.
Congratulations to the Magic Valley POW/MIA Association on a successful event! Thank you Eve Aprato, for representing us at the POW/MIA Western Regional Summit. Wish I could have been there.
Also, thanks to all who donated new and gently used items as well as those who volunteered their time to help at the POW*MIA Awareness Community Fundraiser. Once again, Nicki put together a successful fundraiser. The money raised will be used to buy wreaths for Wreaths Across America in December.
I can’t believe that June is already here. The Rally is just around the corner. If you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor for the Rally, please get a hold of any board member and we will get you setup. Volunteers and sponsors are the backbone of the Association! We need all the help we can get for another successful Rally. Thank you for all you do to help achieve the fullest possible accounting for our missing service members from past conflicts and providing closure for their families and our nation.
Mark your calendars!
Join us this Friday for our general membership meeting on June 17th at 7pm at Liberty Hall, 325 W Benton, Pocatello.
Please read the May General Membership Meeting Minutes, so we will be able to take a vote to accept or amend them.
Get your P-51 Fly By Backseat Raffle tickets! Tickets are selling fast so get your tickets soon before they are gone. This year your ticket will get two chances to win. We will have two P-51s and have two drawings; one for each backseat. You can get your tickets by coming to any general membership meeting or event that we participate in, or by calling Rudy Moore at 208-695-7581.
POW*MIA Awareness Rally Association – Pocatello
14th Annual Proud American Ride
Saturday, June 18
Soda Gang Proud American Fundraiser Ride
To ride with the group from Pocatello, meet at Maverik on 5t St.
Muster at 7:30am KSU 7:45am
Registration at Caribou County EMS Building, 40 W. Center, Soda Springs 8-9:15am KSU 9:45am
No charge. Donations gratefully welcomed for Wreaths Across America.
Poker hand $5
Ride to city park for Pizza Run Car Show Flag Ceremony
24th Annual Pizza’s Run Flag Up
24th Pizza’s Run Car Show 11am-4pm in Soda Springs City Park
30th Annual Mackay Motorcycle Rally & Rodeo
July 1-3, Mackay Tourist Park
Presented by Idaho Motorcycle Rodeo Association
Power County Search & Rescue Salmon Fish Fry
July 9 11am-7pm American Falls City Park
Adults $16 & Kids 6-12 $12
Rodeo Days Parade
July 9 3:30pm Muster 4pm Parade, McCammon
We will be riding to the Power County Fish Fry to enjoy the salmon fish fry, then we will ride to McCammon for the honor of leading the Rodeo Days parade.
Retire with Respect
We are collecting worn or tattered US flags to retire in our Retire with Respect ceremony at the Rally.
Please bring your worn and tattered US flags to any of our events.
July General Membership Meeting
Friday, July 15th 7pm at Liberty Hall, 325 W Benton, Pocatello
July 22 & 23, 2022
Bannock County Event Center Fairgrounds, Pocatello
Saturday, July 23rd Gates Open 8am
Set-up Thursday, July 21st
Tear-down & clean-up Sunday, July 24
We welcome all any help with set-up and tear-down. Even if you only have an hour or two, we appreciate all help.
9th Annual Montana Ride to Remember
Saturday, August 20th Memorial Park, Helena
Registration 7-9am $20 a bike
Opening Ceremony 9:30am KSU 10:15
183 miles Helena to West Yellowstone US 287 POW/MIA Memorial Highway
Closing Ceremony immediately following ride
More information to follow for the Pocatello riders to gather and ride together.
Appreciation Dinner/August General Meeting
Friday, August 26th 7pm
Note this is not the 3rd Friday. We moved the meeting to accommodate those riding in the Montana Ride to Remember.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day/September General Meeting
Friday, September 16th 7pm Southeast Idaho Veteran’s Memorial, Ross Park