March 17, 2021 (Photo Credit: POW*MIA Awareness Association Facebook Page)
Planning is underway for the 21st annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo. The popular event is scheduled to take place on July 23 and 24 at the Bannock County Fairgrounds – Event Center in Pocatello. The theme for this years event, in line with it being their 21st, is, “Barely Legal.”
The POW*MIA Awareness Association is very active in Pocatello and the surrounding area. The group recently participated in the “Retire with Respect” event, honorably retiring worn and tattered U.S. flags. Their Mission Statement reads,
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the public awareness and financial support of the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action (POW*MIA) issue.
We are guided by the principles of freedom, sacrifice, liberty and brotherhood to ensure that we accomplish the following objectives:
(a) Increase public awareness of the POW*MIA issue by hosting and partaking in community events.
(b) Generate funds that will be dispersed to the National League of POW/MIA Families, the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello, Idaho and local charities in our community.
(c) Conduct safe, professional and well represented events that will engage our brother and sister patriots.
(d) Enjoy the camaraderie of Veterans, the joy of patriotism, and the spirit of freedom we have as Americans.
We are committed as Directors, Board Members, General Members and other volunteers to work for the continued success and reputation of our corporation.
You can learn more about the POW*MIA Awareness Association by visiting their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/powmiarodeo