Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day CeremonyFriday May 26, 2023
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony - Boise, ID
Memorial Day 2023 Public Event
Idaho Division of Veterans Services invites all visitors to attend the 2023 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 29th 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 the Idaho National Guard’s Senior Enlisted, Command Sergeant Major Alice Mapes.
Public parking for this event will 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 and SHIP. 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 Captain Art Jackson Young Marines, Boy Scouts, and the Heritage Girls on the morning of Saturday, May 27th. These flags will complement the cemetery's Avenue of Flags raised with respect and honor by members from Veterans & Patriots Association.
As part of the Memorial holiday weekend, also on Monday, May 29th volunteers from Bugles Across America will render TAPS and the Boise Highlanders will play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 p.m.
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
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery