Emmett’s Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 4900 and Emmett’s American Legion Post 49 will conduct their annual Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 30th, at the city cemetery on North Washington (SH 52) across from the Nazarene Church. The ceremony begins promptly at 10 a.m. There will be a wreath laying ceremony near the armed services flag area, mid-cemetery, followed by remarks from Department of Idaho Judge Advocate, Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie.
The VFW traces its lineage back to September 1899 in Columbus, Ohio, following the Spanish-American War. In its current configuration, the VFW traces its lineage back to 1913, when it consolidated with two other Spanish-American War veterans’ organizations. From its beginning, the VFW has sought to promote patriotism and national security, although its primary mission has always been making sure veterans are properly cared for.