The Boise Veterans Day Parade, which will be held in downtown Boise on Saturday, November 5th, boasts more reasons to attend than ever before.
The 2016 parade will include the following:
- • A performance of the national anthem on the Capitol steps. The anthem, which will kick-off the parade, will be sung by Idaho Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Laura Davis.
- • An all-women honor guard that will present the national colors and lead the parade.
- • A huge 50-foot American flag, which will hang in the air between two Boise Fire Department fire trucks at the start of the parade at the intersection of 8th and Jefferson Streets.
- • Two fly-Overs: Air Guard A-10 Warthogs at the beginning and Army Guard Blackhawk helicopters toward the end of the parade.
- • Roughly 2,500 participants, including several parade floats, such as Home Depot’s “Rosie the Riveter” float and
US Banks’ Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) float
- • Representatives from 9 youth groups, including 43 Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops
- • Lots of veterans and civic organizations
- • Youth from 12 local school marching bands; and the Boise Highlanders and 25th Army Band.
The parade recognizes sacrifices and honors the service of all Armed Forces veterans of the United States of America. Additionally this event heightens community understanding and appreciation of the value of military service to the nation. The Boise Veterans Day Parade Committee plans, organizes, and conducts the Veterans Day Parade in Boise, Idaho. The parade is conducted annually on the immediate Saturday before November 11.
The Veterans Day Parade Committee is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. The committee is registered with the Idaho Secretary of State as an incorporated non-profit organization.
There are three ways to support the parade: (1) Come downtown to view the parade as a spectator; (2) Volunteer to help with the parade, either on parade day or as part of the parade committee; and/or (3) Make a monetary donation to the parade.