Idaho veterans remember WWI on Idaho Day


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Capt. Bob Skinner | Mike Price,

IDAHO FALLS — The 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice was remembered by eastern Idaho veterans on Idaho Day.

The Bonneville County Heritage Association hosted a special program at the Colonial Theater Monday evening to honor and remember Idaho veterans and east Idaho’s support for the country during WWI.

The program opened with an invocation from Linda Gardner from the Daughters of American Revolution and the presentation of colors by retired United States Navy Capt. Bob Skinner. The Star-Spangled Banner was performed by fourth-grade students from Westside, Dora Erickson Elementary schools and the After School/Beyond the Bell Choirs in Idaho Falls.

Presentation of Colors | Mike Price,

Among the various groups and individuals recognized during the program, Skinner and the American Legion were awarded the Hero Award for the Legion’s 100-year anniversary. The award was presented by Master of Ceremonies and Lt. Governor candidate Stephen Yates.

Former Idaho Attorney General, Idaho Supreme Court Justice and decorated Army Vietnam War veteran Jim Jones spoke to the audience about Idaho’s veterans and the sacrifices they have made for the country.

The program concluded with a film presentation titled “Idaho Remembers World War I.”