The VA Medical Center grounds at 5th and Fort streets in Boise will be home to a day of competition between military veterans ages 35-99 who live at the Idaho State Veterans Home, VA Medical Center and other long-term care facilities in the Treasure Valley.
Events include adaptations of the discus, javelin throw, basketball, the soccer kick and golf putting, according to a statement by the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise. Bowling, fishing and shooting competitions are held off-site earlier in the week.
The days events will begin with a parade of veterans escorted by volunteers, led by the Color Guard from Gowen Field, and the Mountain Home High School Band. The parade begins at the entrance to the VA Medical Center and works its way through the Avenue of Flags to the ceremony area.
All veterans are invited to join the parade and be recognized.
Following the parade and brief ceremony, the Olympic torch will be lit by a group of veterans comprised of Korean War veterans along with representatives from the Idaho State Veterans Home, VA Medical Center, Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field.
Gen. Darrell Manning, a Korean War veteran, will provide the keynote remarks. Veterans of the Korean War, which began 60 years ago, will receive special honors.
The public is invited to attend this event. For more information, call 246-8727 or 246-8750.