2024 Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

Friday May 24, 2024

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony - Boise, ID
Memorial Day 2024 Public Event

Idaho Division of Veterans Services invites all visitors to attend the 2024 Memorial Day Ceremony to honor and remember all those that died while serving in defense to our Nation.

Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Division of Veterans Services invites the public to attend this year's Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27th starting at 10:00 AM at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. The ceremony is held to honor and remember all those who died serving in defense to our Nation as well those who served and are still serving in our Armed Forces.

This year's ceremony will include a wreath presentation by multiple Veteran and Civic Organizations, Aircraft Flyover performed by the 124th Fighter Wing, support and participation by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force. Keynote speaker will be former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne.

Please note an important update regarding the location and logistics of this year's ceremony compared to years past. The ceremony itself will now take place on the lower level of the cemetery. Additionally, we kindly request that all attendees come prepared for an outdoor setting, as the ceremony will be held on the grass. Please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain.

Public parking for this event will still be at Optimist Park located at the intersection of Hill and Horseshoe Bend Roads. Transportation will be provided by buses donated by the Brown Bus Company. Buses will begin running at 8:30 a.m. and the last bus will depart the Cemetery after the ceremony at 11:45 a.m.

The Idaho State Veterans Cemetery is located at 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, Idaho 83714 and is co-located with Dry Creek Cemetery. Please arrive early for transportation to the ceremony site as the event will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude by 11:00 AM.

The cemetery will be decorated with a single U.S. Flag placed with dignity and respect at each gravesite by the Boy Scouts of America, Trail Life Boys, and the American Heritage Girls on the morning of Saturday, May 25th. These flags will complement the cemetery's Avenue of Flags.

For more information, please contact the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at (208) 780-1340 or visit our webpage at: http://www.veterans.idaho.gov/cemetery

Jake Faulkner
Bureau Chief
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

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