Since many people get Memorial Day off of work and a three-day weekend, it is a time for weekend getaways, camping trips, and cookouts. However, it is always good to remind ourselves why we celebrate certain holidays throughout the year. To observe Memorial Day this year, I headed to the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery. Ceremonies are held there on Memorial Day every year, and they are always attended by several hundreds of people. Because of the crowds this year, I missed the first part of the ceremony but enjoyed it nonetheless.
The ceremony was made up of several speeches in honor of our troops. It recognized the sacrifices made by our military and military families and recognized the veterans in attendance as well. Here are some pictures and videos from the ceremony:
|One of the speeches honor the veterans and the fallen|
|The Flag flying at half mast over the Treasure Valley|
|The graves of Idaho veterans decorated for Memorial Day|
|The playing of taps|
|Twenty-one gun salute|