2011 Veterans Day Events
Please support any of the events that you can!!! We do not have a ceremony, but try to support those that do, so please try to attend which ever events fit into your schedule. Thank you!!!
· Thursday, November 10th
o 10:30am-1pm @ Farm Bureau (275 Tierra Vista Drive) – Salute to Idaho Veterans
o 9am @ the Firth High School gym.
There is a 35 piece orchestra performing along with a Pipes and Drum Corps. The speaker is Sgt. Major (ret) Leslie Chapman, 5th Special Forces group (DSC-SS-BS with five Oak Leaves-Purple Heart) he also just published his book on 5th group.
There is also a luncheon after the program for the vets and their family.
· Friday, November 11th
o 8:30am @ Chubbuck City Hall Veterans Memorial
o 9am @ Walmart Program
o 10am @ Century High School Program
o 10:20am Veteran Day Program at Irving
o 10am:45am ISU Veterans Memorial Dedication
o 11am @ Memorial Building – Traditional Ceremonies
o 11am @ ISU Cadet Field (next to Reed Gym) – Dedication of Veterans Memorial
o 3pm @ Idaho State Veterans Home Program and Spirit of Freedom Awards
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is honoring fourteen inspirational Idahoans this Veterans Day. This is the ninth year Crapo has honored Idaho veterans and volunteers who work with veterans through the Spirit of Freedom Awards.
Spirit of Freedom Awards are presented annually to recipients in two categories – Veterans and Volunteers. The awardees have demonstrated the spirit, resolve and self-sacrifice integral to our Idaho character.“Veterans exemplify courage and discipline, and their deeds provide encouragement and strengthen resolve in the face of challenge.”
o 7pm @ ISU Student Union Bldg Movie Theater – Special showing of “Kelly’s Heroes” with complimentary popcorn and soft drinks.
Be there early as admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
· Saturday, November 12th
o 10am-5:30pm @ Don Aslet Museum of Clean Event Center – Red, White and the Blue Regional Veterans Celebration
Festivities will begin at 10:00 am at the corner of 1st Avenue and Center Street with a flyover from the World War II “Mormon Mustang” airplane that was piloted at that time by General Roland Wright, a Blackfoot native. The flyover will kick-off a “mini-parade” that will include twenty regional veteran honorees, special guests, a mounted
color guard, the Boy Scouts of America and the Classy Car Club. The procession will travel south on 1st Street to the Don Aslett Museum of Clean Event Center at 711 South 2nd Avenue where dignitaries and the POW*MIA Rally Awareness Corp. will be on hand to greet the veterans and special guests in a patriotic ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony there will be a fun USO “Stage Door” celebration featuring food, celebrity waiters, special live musical entertainment, patriotic art, military displays and dancing for all until 4:00 pm when the daytime event concludes. Keep in mind that this event will also be a wonderful opportunity to see the new Don Aslett Museum of Clean and Event Center which you won’t want to miss.
Admission to the event is free but there will be a $4.00 per plate fee to help cover the cost of food.
The tribute will continue Saturday evening at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1002 Sam Nixon Avenue, with an elegant fund-raising dinner. A no-host cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 pm followed at 6:30 pm by a banquet with a distinguished keynote speaker and remarks from dignitaries. There will be musical performances, a silent auction of patriotic art and veteran honorees will receive special thanks and recognition.
Tables will be pre-sold with limited seating.
Proceeds will go to support hyperbaric therapy for veterans and other veteran needs.
Please plan on attending these events with the veteran in your life and bring your family and friends. It’s a great way to show your support and gratitude to the veterans and at the same time treat yourself to a fun and unique weekend activity.
Those planning on participating in the event (highlighted in blue above) please muster @ 8:30am in front of Don Aslett Museum of Clean Event Center at 711 South 2nd Avenue.
he Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy Center in Pocatello serves veterans from as far away as Wyoming, Montana and Utah. This health care facility offers premier treatment for wounded military personnel.
Saturday, November 19 ~ Toys for Tots is hosting a breakfast ~ 10-11:30 at the Senior Center. Cost $5 or a toy
Saturday, November 19 ~ SLED Toy Run ~ 11am in front of Pocatello City Offices. Please bring an unwrapped toy, canned food for the food bank, or $10
please pass this to all that might be interested.. No Host.. just doing it for the kids… dont forget to bring some canned goods too if you can.. if you cant make the ride stop by with your donations… heck it might be a foot of snow by then so we will just gather at city office and collect the goodies and head for someplace warm… as long as the end product is helping the kids who cares…. hope this goes to everyone we all know.. I know i am short on addresses so dont be shy sent it to everyone and lets see how many we can get to show up
Friday, November 25 (day after Thanksgiving) ~ Parade of Lights ~ This year’s theme is “A Home Grown Holiday “. Any questions or comments contact Torrey “Thunder” Whitaker at 406-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Association will supply glow sticks and some candy. If you are able it would be appreciated if you would bring 5-10 pounds of candy when you come. It is always great not have enough candy to get all the way thru the parade.
Parade line up begins at 4:00pm. Judging will take place from 5:30-6:00 p.rn and the parade will begin at 6:30pm sharp.
Route will return to line-up on 1st Ave and East Lewis:
Line up and staging will take place along 1st Avenue starting at the East Lewis intersection. Parade will start out on E. Lewis, turn left on 3rd, left on E. Center, thru underpass, left on Union Pacific, right on W Bonneville, right on Main, right on W. Wyeth, right on Union Pacific, left into the railroad parking lot.