It's estimated that nearly 11 percent of Idahoans have worn a uniform in the service of their country (compared to a national average of about 7 percent). Unfortunately, that also means too many Idaho residents have made the ultimate sacrifice—something we memorialize on the final Monday of May. The state's largest Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, May 30, at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery off of Horseshoe Bend Road in Boise. This year's event will include an aircraft flyover; wreath presentations; special honors bestowed to Gold Star mothers, fathers and families; and participation from the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. Other ceremonies will take place across the Treasure Valley, including events in Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Emmett and at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.