Greetings Veterans and Fellow Patriots:

I will not be with you this Friday at our General Meeting, but I will be interested in hearing about it when I am back in town for the Thunder Run on Monday, May 29th. Rudy & Brandon have been a huge help getting the ride organized and planned. Thank you to them and to Sam for heading up the ship while I am away.

Our Community Fundraiser was April 22nd. Even though we did not have as many items donated as we have had in the past, we were able to raise $953.75 to go towards our Wreaths Across America this winter. Thank you to Nicki for taking charge of this event and making it a success. I appreciate everyone who came out to help and make donations!

Our spring clean of Highway 26 happened Saturday, April 29th and we had ten members and one volunteer come out to help with this project. It turned out to be a gorgeous day and we were able to still see the results of our efforts from last year’s work.

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The 8th Annual Staci Shryock Scholarship Fundraiser Giddy Up!!!! Ride is Saturday, May 20th. Register at 10am at Duffy’s Tavern. $15/Rider or $20 with a passenger. Kickstands up at noon.

The Idaho Field of Heroes is right around the corner. I know the Field of Heroes Committee is always in need of helpers to set up the field. To get involved call 208-282-4245 or email Idaho Field of Heroes Memorial. We will be providing security for the field on Friday night through Saturday morning. There are 2-hour shifts available from 10PM-midnight, midnight-2AM or 2AM-4AM. Please let Cami know if you are interested in helping with security. Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to help with security.

The Idaho Thunder Run is almost upon us and I look forward to having an awesome showing of riders and drivers who display their support for all of the fallen service members and their families. We will be headed to Downey first, followed by a ceremony in Lava. Then we will be headed back to Century High School for a Retire with Respect ceremony which is new to our agenda this year. After the ceremony, lunch will be available for $10 cooked by the Idaho Field of Heroes crew. You will have your choice of hamburger, hot dog or pulled pork BBQ sandwich with a side of beans/chips and a drink. The cost of lunch will help support Idaho Field of Heroes Memorial so I encourage you to partake. Lunch tickets can be purchased in the morning when we muster for the ride.

Our next General Membership Meeting is Friday, May 19th at Liberty Hall, 325 W. Benton, Pocatello at 7pm. Please read the April General Membership Meeting Minutes, so we will be able to take a vote to accept or amend them. Keep an eye on the calendar and Facebook for all of our events.

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

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