Veterans Day celebrations planned in Treasure Valley

Ava Thompson held a photographs of her grandfather Leonard Thompson and her grandmother’s uncle Simon Kamrar at the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Boise.
Ava Thompson held a photographs of her grandfather Leonard Thompson and her grandmother’s uncle Simon Kamrar at the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Boise. Idaho Statesman

Boise State Veterans Celebration: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University. Mischa Brady, a veteran who served two tours to Iraq in the U. S. Marine Corp, will be the guest speaker. The event is in support of all students, staff, and alumni veterans at Boise State. Public invited. Free parking available in west stadium lot. More information at 208-426-3744 or

Screening: “Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon War: The award-winning documentary by local filmmakers Ken and Betty Rodgers tells the story of the 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh. The screening is free, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State. A panel of student veterans and readings by veteran writing contest winners will follow the screening.

Warhawk Air Museum: For over a decade the museum has sponsored the Veterans History Project that records the military experiences of veterans. The museum has published a book that chronicles some of these stories. All proceeds from the book sales will go to support the Veterans History Program. Visit the museum, 201 Municipal Way in Nampa from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to meet some of the veterans featured in the book. Call Bob Sobba for more information: 208-459-6737 or email

Idaho State Veterans Home: The public is invited to attend a special ceremony that will be held at the Idaho Veterans Home, 320 Collins Road in Boise on Wednesday, Nov. 11 beginning promptly at 11 a.m. The ceremony will honor all military veterans, with a special emphasis this year on Idahoans who have received the Medal of Honor.

Special donations will be presented to the Home by the Boise Valley POW/MIA Corporation and the Air Force Sergeants Association. Several Idahoans will receive Sen. Mike Crapo’s “Spirit of Freedom” service awards. Call Phil Hawkins for more information at 208-780-1700.

Meridian Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Rock of Honor Veterans Memorial in Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave. in Meridian. Seating is limited, bring a folding chair. Visit for details.

Northwest Nazarene University Veterans Ceremony: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the Student Center on the NNU campus. Immediately following the ceremony will be a community open house in the Office of Veteran Services. NNU students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to both events. For more information call 208-467-8503 or email

College of Western Idaho: The CWI Veterans Association and Student Enrichment Department will cover the west lawn of the Nampa Campus Academic Building with 300 American flags donated by the Eagle Field of Honor. The field is lit at night and is open through Nov. 12.

CWI will also hold a Veterans Day ceremony, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. at the CWI Nampa Campus Academic Building, which will feature a student speaker, student choir, guest speaker, refreshments, and more.

Free for veterans: The Aquarium of Boise offers free admission for veterans on Veterans Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 64 N Cole Road, Boise.