Greetings Veterans and Fellow Patriots:

First, I want everyone to take a moment to welcome our two newest members of the Board of Directors. Sam Guyette has honored me with agreeing to be my right-hand man. As XO, he will help me lead us into the future. He has been with the POW*MIA Awareness Association for many years, previously serving on the Board and has helped with numerous rallies. I am so excited to have his assistance. Hiedi Young has also agreed to come back as our Special Liaison Officer. With all of her years of experience, I am very grateful for her help. She will be a great asset to have on the Board again. As with all of our Board Members, if you have questions please reach out to us either via our phones or emails. We welcome the help and suggestions from all of you.

We will have our Pins & Patches trailer at Chrome in the Dome this weekend with items to sell and educating the public about our mission as well as sharing information about this year’s Rally. Come out and help spread the word and check out the cars & bikes entered in the show this year.

Southeast Idaho Military Gala 2023 (MG23) will take place Friday, April 14th. We will be presenting the Missing Man Table and spreading awareness to our humanitarian effort.

The Community Fundraiser is coming up quickly on April 22nd. We are accepting donations from 6-8pm during our General Meetings on Friday, March 17th and Friday, April 21st and also at our next Board Meeting on Monday, April 3rd from 6-8pm. Keep watch on the calendar as there might be more dates added. I know the weather hasn’t been real great for spring cleaning, but this is the time to start and donate those items for a great cause!
Our spring clean-up of Highway 26 is also coming up fast. Saturday, April 29th is the day. Hopefully mother nature will be kind to us and let it be a glorious blue-sky day with no wind. Highway 26 was named the POW*MIA Memorial Highway across the state of Idaho to honor our missing service members so we will welcome any and all help in their honor. We will have trash bags & security vests out there. Please bring your own gloves. Last year was cold and windy, but there was a blue sky and no rain.
Field of Heroes is in May and they are asking for our assistance with setup and security. You can contact Melissa Hartman directly to help with setup. Cami has the security times needed, so please let Cami know when you would be available to help.

Seems like time is starting to move quickly now that we have events to attend. Keep an eye on the calendar and Facebook for those events.  If you know of an event that you think should be on our calendar, let us know so we can get it on there.

Our next General Membership Meeting is Friday, March 17th at Liberty Hall, 325 W. Benton, Pocatello at 7pm. Please read the February General Membership Meeting Minutes, so we will be able to take a vote to accept or amend them.

Look forward to seeing all your bright smiling faces! Have a great week!

Thank you,

Yvonne “Eve” Aprato, Director
POW*MIA Awareness Rally Association – Pocatello

Upcoming Events:

March General Meeting
Friday, March 17th 7:00 pm
Liberty Hall
325 W Benton St. Pocatello

Chrome in the Dome
Friday & Saturday, March 17 & 18, 2023
ISU Holt Arena
550 Memorial Dr, Pocatello, ID 83201

Southeast Idaho Military Gala 2023 (MG23)
Friday, April 14, 2023
ISU Student Union Building
921 S. 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83209

POW*MIA Awareness Community Fundraiser
Donation are being accepted for clean, gently used and new items.
Drop off donations between 6-8pm on March 6th, March 17th, April 3rd or April 21st.
Highway 26 Clean Up Party
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Meet at the parking lot on the corner of Hwy 26 and N740 W Moreland/Riverside Road just outside of Blackfoot on Highway 26.

8th Annual Staci Shryock Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Giddy Up !!!! Ride
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Start at Duffy’s Tavern, End at Rumors Pub
Registration at 10am, KSU at noon
$15/Rider or $20 w/Passenger

Idaho Field of Heroes
Setup will be the week of May 21st
Flag Setup will be Thursday, May 25th
Field Dedication will be Friday, May 26th
Closing Ceremony will be Monday, May 29th
Tear down will be Tuesday, May 30th

Retire with Respect
We are collecting worn or tattered US flags to retire in our Retire with Respect ceremony.
Please bring your worn and tattered US flags to any of our events.

20th Annual Idaho Thunder Run
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
All riders and vehicles welcome!

23rd Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo
July 29, 2023
Power County Fairgrounds, American Falls