May 24, 2007

CRAPO TO HONOR VETERANS AT MEMORIAL EVENTS

Stops in Eastern Idaho include Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Ashton

Washington, DC - During the Memorial Day state work period, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will spend time honoring our nation's veterans in several ceremonies and events throughout Eastern Idaho. While the Senate is in recess for the week of May 28th, Crapo will be in Idaho to speak with veterans, their families and gathered guests during American Legion Memorial Day services in Blackfoot and participate in the 4th annual Thunder Run event with Idaho POW/MIA groups. The locations and events are subject to change; times listed are local.Crapo's schedule includes the following events:Monday, May 28th:10:00 a.m.BlackfootDeliver keynote speech for Memorial Day services, sponsored by the American Legion. At Grove City Cemetery, 1 Willow Drive.11:30 a.m.Idaho FallsSpeak to participants at 4th Annual Thunder Run event. At the Idaho State Vietnam Memorial, Freeman Park. The Thunder Run begins in Pocatello earlier in the day. It pays tribute to the service of veterans.12:45 p.m.RexburgReceive the 2006 Congressional Partnership Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). At The Development Company Headquarters, 299 East 4th North. The award is being given for Crapo's efforts to promote federal community, economic and transportation development programs. He was nominated for the award by the Economic Development Districts of Idaho, Inc. 2:45 p.m.AshtonPresent a U.S. flag to commemorate the grand opening of the renovated Ashton Chamber of Commerce/Visitors' Center. At 714 Main Street. The flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol.