Below are the 2018 Memorial Day events going on in eastern Idaho. Although the list is long, it is not complete. If you have information on an event that is not listed, email email@example.com, and we will update this page as soon as possible.
ST. ANTHONY Friday, May 25 – 62nd Annual Free Fisherman’s Breakfast – 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. held at Clyde Keefer Park just off Bridge St. in St. Anthony. IDAHO FALLS Friday, May 25 – Action Motor Sports Memorial Day Celebration Join The Pepsi Sample Team on Friday, May 25th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Action Motor Sports on Lincoln Road! We will be giving away Pepsi products to go along with Action’s food, fun and prizes. Also enter to win a Polaris Razr.
Field of Honor at Freeman Park – A ceremony is scheduled Saturday, May 26, at Noon to officially open the annual Field of Honor at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls.
It will feature a display of 1,000 American flags along with patriotic programs, music and activities throughout the Memorial Day weekend. It is open to the public and all events are free.
Local dignitaries, veterans groups and others will participate in the opening ceremony Saturday. On Sunday, a variety of family events are planned in the park and there will be free mini-flags and pinwheels for children.
Mayor Rebecca Casper will speak during a ceremony scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. That event will feature a special presentation from Nancy Shamel, who was instrumental in creating the Freeman Park memorial.
KIDK Eyewitness News 3’s Todd Kunz will be the emcee of the ceremonies at noon on both Saturday and Monday.
Here’s the complete schedule (subject to change):
Saturday, May 26 Sunrise – General Quarters 10:00 a.m. – Information Desk Opens 12:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony 1:00 p.m. – Eagle Rock Pipe Band 1:15 p.m. – Child Abuse Prevention 1:30 p.m. – Reading of Names – Fallen First Responders 2:00 p.m. – Fly Over – Pacific Fighters – John Muszala/Bert Summers 4:00 p.m. – Information Desk Closes Sunday, May 27 Sunrise – General Quarters 10:00 a.m. – Information Desk Opens 11:00 a.m. – Reading of Names – Grand Army of the Republic 12:00 p.m. – Reading of Names – World War I 12:45 p.m. – Reading of Names – World War II 1:15 p.m. – Dignified Flag Disposal – American Legion Post 56 2:00 p.m. – Reading of Names – Korea 2:30 p.m. – Reading of Names – Iraq/Afghanistan 3:00 p.m. – Tolling of the Boats USVI-US Submariners 4:00 p.m. – Information Desk Closes Monday, May 28 Sunrise – General Quarters 10:00 a.m. – Information Desk Opens 10:15 a.m. – Reading of Names of Idaho Servicemen honored on the Idaho State Vietnam Memorial. Nancy Shamel will speak about history and meaning of the Memorial. This will take place at the Memorial location. 11:35 a.m. – Musical numbers 12:00 p.m. – Memorial Day Ceremony Opening Remarks – Emcee Todd Kunz, KIDK-TV Posting of Colors – Civil Air Patrol Pledge of Allegiance – Bryan Forsmann National Anthem – Idaho Falls A Capella Choir Invocation – Darrel Homer 12:15 p.m. Rebecca Casper – Mayor of Idaho Falls Patriotic songs – Idaho Falls A Capella Choir Musical number – Eagle Rock Pipe Band Linden Bateman – World War I History Lt. Peters – Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) 1:00 p.m. – Teton & District Performing Arts 2:20 p.m. – POW/MIA presentation 2:30 p.m. – Fly Over – Legacy Flight Museum – John Bagley 2:30 p.m. – Stasia Acrobats 3:00 p.m. – National Moment of Silence 4:00 p.m. – Information Desk Closes 4-6:00 p.m. – Flag pickup and take down
The Idaho Falls Home Depot will be taking part in the moment of remembrance this coming Monday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. The American Legion post the colors as Taps will be played. Everyone is invited to come and show support for those who have served our country.
With the exception of essential services, city offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observation of the Memorial Day holiday. All auto-load and hand-load garbage collection will be one day late for the week and all container collection will be on schedule for the week.
The Idaho Falls Public Library is closed Monday, May 28.
Bish’s RV of Idaho Falls is OPEN and is serving FREE lunch Monday, May 28!! The Thunder Ridge HS Odyssey Dance Team is serving free cheeseburgers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a fundraiser and tips are accepted.
POCATELLO Idaho Field of Heroes Memorial at Century High School in Pocatello is open to the public 24 hours a day over the weekend. Friday, May 25 10 a.m. Dedication Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Youth Ceremony and Flag Folding Ceremony Saturday, May 26 8:00 a.m. Run to Remember Registration – Track 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Run to Remember – Track 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s Activities 2:00 p.m. USO Show Sunday, May 27 6:00 p.m. Two Shoes Productions Performance 8:00 p.m. Silent Wounds Candlelight Vigil Monday, May 28 5:45 p.m. POW*MIA Thunder Run Tribute 6:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony Brady Chapel will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 15th Annual Idaho Thunder Run Memorial Day is Monday, May 28 ALL RIDERS AND VEHICLES ARE WELCOME 7:00 A.M. – Meet at Restlawn Cemetery to stake flags – Breakfast 8:30 A.M.- Arrive & gather at Century High School parking lot for briefing & prayer 9:00 A.M- Depart Century parking lot for ride to Downey 10:00 A.M – Arrive in Downey Flag up at Downey Park 10:30 A.M. – Arrive at Downey Veterans Memorial – Ceremony will include comments from Mayor Dennis Phillips and POW*MIA Director, Jim Jones aka “REV” 11:00 A.M. – Conclude ceremonies 11:05 A.M. – Depart for Lava 11:30 P.M. – Flag Up at Lava Community Center 12:00 P.M. – Ride into Lava for Ceremony – Ceremony will include comments from Mayor T. Paul Davids III & POW*MIA Diector Jim Jones aka “REV” 12:30 P.M. – Lunch and games at the Royal Hotel (right next to the Lava Veterans Memorial) 3:00 P.M. -Depart for the Ballard Building, 1999 Avin Ricken Rd to flag up (right next to our Veterans Home) 3:50 P.M. – Ride to Pocatello Veterans Home to meet & greet our Heroes and the staff. 5:30 P.M. – Depart from Veterans Home (flagged up) for the Field of Heroes 5:45 P.M. – Arrive at Field of Heroes for closing Ceremony Immediately following Closing Ceremonies we will gather up from at the Field of Heroes & Rest Lawn Cemetery
The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s collection trucks will be operating as normal on Memorial Day, May 28. Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup of garbage and recycling should still place their autocarts out by 7 a.m.
The Bannock County Landfill will be closed to the public Monday, May 28.
Bish’s RV of Pocatello is serving FREE, flame-grilled cheeseburgers from 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28 to celebrate their Memorial Day Sale that ends Monday!
REXBURG The Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade will be honoring those that have gone before by playing at the Madison County Cemeteries this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Band members will be following the schedule: 9:00 a.m.: Plano and Sutton (Archer) Cemeteries 9:50 a.m.: Burton and Sugar Cemeteries 10:45 a.m.: The Rexburg Cemetery (where all the Pipers will meet and play). Rexburg City Hall will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Monday’s garbage routes will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29. RIGBY Jefferson County Veterans Team Memorial Day Flag Ceremony on May 28 9:00 a.m. – Grant Central and Roberts Market Lake 10:00 a.m. – Milo and Lewisville 11:00 a.m. Ririe Shelton and Annis Little Butte 12:00 p.m. Rigby Pioneer 1:00 p.m. Veterans Memorial CHUBBUCK City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in recognition of Memorial Day. City Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 a.m. Sanitation will run as normal on Monday. Residents who are scheduled for a Monday pickup for garbage should still place their carts out by 7 a.m. COMING UP… June 2nd is Free Fishing Day in Wyoming. June 9th is Free Fishing Day in Idaho.