Annual Veterans Day Parade: Honoring Those Who Served: 10 a.m., Downtown Boise, beginning at 10th and Jefferson Streets. The parade includes 10 marching bands from Valley schools, the Boise Highlanders, Miss Idaho on a Marine tank, veterans groups, antique muskets, military units and a giant flag carried by members of the Kuna High School football team. Peter S. Contos, 98, the oldest veteran at the Veterans Home, will participate. Commemorative ceramic coins ($3, $7 for three) to help support next years parade will be on sale at a booth at 11th and Jefferson.
Annual Boise Vet Center Stand Down: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boise Vet Center, 2424 Bank Dr., Boise, 342-3612. This drop-in event provides a range of services for homeless vets everything from haircuts and a hot meal to medical care, dental checkups and references for other services.
Birthday for the Corps: Noon, Idaho State Veterans Home, 320 Collins Rd., Boise. Celebration and cake will mark the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, hosted by the Treasure Valley Marine Corps League.
Idaho State Veterans Home ceremony: 11 a.m. Public ceremony honors all veterans. Korean War veterans will receive Department of Defense Certificates of Appreciation. Speakers include Col. Jeffery Aebischer, director of staff at the Idaho Air National Guard. Bob Ford from Sen. Mike Crapos office will present Spirit of Freedom service awards. For more information: 246-8750.
Caldwell Elks Lodge Veterans Day program: 11 a.m., Memorial Wall, 7th and Cleveland streets, Caldwell. Col. Scott Syme, civil affairs, U.S Army Reserves, and others will speak. Music by the Caldwell High School Madrigal Choir and others.
Boise State Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m., Bronco Stadium end zone. Reception follows at the Steuckle Sky Center. Celebration features on-campus and community speakers and a childrens choir from Garfield Elementary School. Lt. Col. Mary Kelly, field medic with the 1st Battalion, 148th Field Artillery and chief nurse for the Idaho Army National Guard, will speak. The public event is free. Parking will be available in the West Stadium lot; enter through South Gate A. For more information about campus veterans events: Erin VanDenburgh, 426-4239, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE FOR VETERANS
Applebees Restaurant: Free meals to veterans on Nov. 11 (7845 W. Emerald St. and 2810 Elder St., Boise).
Metro Express Car Wash: Free car washes to veterans on Nov. 11, 1300 W. Front St., Boise.
Famous Daves Barbeque: Free meal to veterans on Nov. 11, 3510 N. Eagle Road, Meridian.
Olive Garden: Free meal for veterans on Nov. 11, 320 N. Milwaukee St., Boise.
Golden Corral Buffet: Free meal to veterans from 4 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 12, 8460 W. Emerald St., Boise and 2212 N. Cassia St., Nampa.
Veterans Day is observed Monday, Nov. 12:
Schools in the Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Caldwell, Melba and Vallivue, Nampa and Middleton school districts will be open.
Boise State University and Administrative offices will be open.
Federal offices will be closed.
Some county, state and city offices, including libraries, may be closed. Call for information..
Allied Waste in Ada and Canyon counties, Sanitary Services in Meridian, J & M Sanitation Service in Kuna and Benjamins Rural Disposal in rural Canyon County will operate a regular schedule.
ValleyRide city buses will run on their regular schedule.
Post offices will be closed, and no mail, except Express Mail, will be delivered.
Boise Towne Square mall will be open. Boise Outlet Mall will be open.
All state liquor stores will be open.
Most supermarkets will be open.
Most banks will be closed. Some in-store branches may be open; check your local branch.