FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY ON NOVEMBER 11, 2014
IDAHO FALLS, ID – To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I and honor our country’s veterans and military personnel, the Museum of Idaho will be presenting an original display, The Fight for Peace: WWI’s Allied Veterans. This display will be presented alongside Glow: Living Lights and the Idaho exhibits.
On Veteran’s Day, November 11, the Museum of Idaho will be offering free admission to veterans and active military personnel with military identification.
Beginning Monday, November 10, the museum will display flags from allied countries involved in the First World War. Bonneville Post 56 of the American Legion collected the flags from 1925-1935, which was believed to be the first complete set of flags representing the nations of FIDAC in the United States. The flags are now preserved in the Museum of Idaho collections.
FIDAC, Federation Interallie des Anciens Combattants, was an international veteran’s organization for allied combatants from WWI. Their goals were to foster international relations among veterans, promote friendships between the allied countries, and to champion the cause of peace throughout the world.
Along with the FIDAC flags, there will be a letter writing station where visitors are encouraged to write a letter of thanks to Idaho’s active servicemen and women.