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Honoring all who serve

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at 2:23 AM

Veteran's Day ceremonies this year will be especially important with our nation at war.

It is a time to honor all those who have worn the uniform of the armed forces of the United States, both in the past and the present, and to offer a special thanks on behalf of a grateful nation to those who have given their lives in its service.

Today, anyone who wears the uniform is a volunteer, and in some ways that makes their service even more special. They have chosen to join (or re-enlist in) the military at a time of greatest personal danger. As this war has dragged on, now longer than WWII, the vast majority of the men and women in our armed forces have been deployed to war zones and all have been involved in the support of those who have deployed.

We've lost more than 3,850 men and women in this conflict, but all who have served during this time have demonstrated a determination and competence that must be admired by all Americans, regardless of what each citizen believes about the value of the war. Because the service of these men and women, in both war and peace, has enormous value. They are some of our very best.

This Sunday, we urge you to attend the ceremonies honoring our veterans at the cemetery at 11 a.m., or to offer special prayers for the safety and well being of all service members in uniform today, and prayers of thanks for all those who have served in the past.

-- Kelly Everitt

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I hope you don't mind, but I would like to mention another observance that is happening Saturday night at Gowen Field in Boise. It is a great time every year and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever. I have attached the flier information here for anyone who may be interested.


10 November - 6:30 PM -9:00 PM




4748 Lindbergh, Boise, Idaho.

You are cordially invited to attend our Open House AND Celebration of Veterans.

Gates open at 5:30, kick-off at 6:30

Ever wished YOU could fire a Civil War Cannon?

You will have the opportunity to actually fire a Civil War cannon! Tickets will be $25.00.

Weapons from the Revolutionary War to the present will be on display and demonstrated.

Idaho Civil War Volunteers will be demonstrating weapons and tactics of the conflict and also fire M1857 Napoleon 12-pounder guns.

WWII Reenactors will be demonstrating small arms of that conflict along with two M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzers and an M-1897 75mm Field Gun.

Members of the Idaho Air and Army National Guard, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will demonstrate weapons from the Cold War through the present Global War on Terrorism.

The Sleekit Beasties Bag Pipe Band will perform through out the evening and provide music for the closing ceremony - a special tribute to Idaho但*申*申s fallen in the Global War on Terrorism.

Also joining us will be:

Bill Heath, IMHS member and local author will be on hand to autograph copies of his book The 148th Field Artillery Story World War II.

Gayle Alvarez, IMHS member and local author will be on hand to autograph copies of her book Idaho但*申*申s Men of Valor, Medal of Honor Recipients with Idaho Attachments.

INTERIOR MUSEUM DISPLAYS beginning at 12:00 PM will include:

Idaho Automatic Weapons Collectors Association and Idaho Civil War Volunteers

displaying military weapons from Revolutionary War to the present.

Boise Valley POW/MIA Group will be on hand to discuss their organization and activities.

Other items of interest: Boise Chapter, Idaho Sea Cadets will be providing parking assistance and assisting the IMHS staff. Hot Chocolate will be available for purchase at a nominal price.

For More Information call the Museum at 272-4841 or visit our web page at


A schedule of events will be posted on the webpage.

Special night firing of cannons

10 Nov

6:30-9:00 pm


$3.00 Adults

$1.00 Students with School Activity Card

Under 6 Free

Veterans and Military Personnel in uniform Free!

Limited bleacher seating will be available. Personal lawn chairs,earplugs and stadium blankets are highly recommended.


The Museum is located on Gowen Field but the access is from Harvard Street.

Take the Orchard Street Exit (Exit #52) on I-84. Turn south and continue on

Orchard. Follow the BROWN signs; they will lead you right to the Museum.

Parking is in front of the Museum

-- Posted by mattnielsen on Wed, Nov 7, 2007, at 8:47 AM

To all the Vets: A heart-felt thank you from a humble 26-year-old.

Everytime I freely share my opinion, such as on this very site, I do so only because of you.

Like every other day, I will be flying my flag high in your honor come Nov. 11.

-- Posted by mrfresh28 on Fri, Nov 9, 2007, at 11:28 AM

I understand the significance of having the ceremony at 11 am: eleventh hour, eleventh day, eleventh month... I am so very sorry but we can't make it at that time.

-- Posted by senior lady on Sat, Nov 10, 2007, at 10:29 AM

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