Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mission43 Joins with Boise’s 4th of July Parade as Title Sponsor

Boise, Idaho (June 17, 2016) – Mission43 has stepped forward to be title sponsor for the 2016 We the People Liberty Day Parade in Boise. Independence Day provides an excellent opportunity to recognize those who have given much to our nation through military service, and with Mission43, the 2016 Liberty Day parade in Boise will also spotlight how much more veterans still have for their communities. The title sponsorship also provides secure financial footing for the 2016 parade, which has faced difficulties in recent years due to rising costs.

Mission43 is a partnership of J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and premiere veteran’s organizations designed to give post-911 veterans from the 43rd state of Idaho the resources for personal growth and the opportunities to contribute in the community. These organizations include Team Rubicon, Team Red White and Blue, and Hire Heroes USA.

By bringing together these world-class organizations, Idaho's post-911 service men and women have the resources and environment to excel professionally, mentally, physically and socially so they can Lead. Learn. Inspire. Learn more at

“The parade celebration committee is honored to partner with Mission43 and use the venue of the parade to raise awareness of Mission43’s valuable support for Idaho veterans,” said Committee Spokesperson Jacob Barrett “Mission43 fits perfectly with our 2016 parade theme: Industry and Service, expressing shared values of working hard and giving back to our communities. Veterans supported by Mission43 do and will continue to exemplify these characteristics.”

The 2016 We the People Liberty Day Parade presented by Mission43 will take place on Monday, July 4 at 11am. Entries are currently being accepted online at or by mail at:

We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee
PO Box 532 Boise, Idaho 83701

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 Parade Theme

The Theme for the 2016 We the People Liberty Day Parade is:

Industry and Service

Enter the parade now to secure your spot in this community celebration!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Boise’s Annual Liberty Day Parade Threatened By Rising Costs

Boise, Idaho (May 19, 2016) – Boise’s annual 4th of July parade celebration faces serious financial hurdles as costs of staging and coordinating the parade have risen sharply. The parade has rolled through the streets of downtown Boise for many years, giving young and old alike a chance to remember and celebrate our country’s independence. For the last twenty years, the celebration committee has led a valiant all-volunteer effort to provide the parade to the people of Boise. The celebration committee has never received funding from the City of Boise or any other government. All funds for the parade have come from private donors and nominal entry fees for parade participants.

Through frugal direction, the celebration committee had built a small surplus of funds, but that disappeared when new permit requirements increased traffic control costs nearly 20 times. “We thought we had a good model going, but the drastic rise in costs forced us to question the viability of the parade celebration. No one wants to cancel the parade for even one year, but we need to secure its long-term future as well,” says committee spokesperson Jacob Barrett.

To stage the parade in 2016, the committee must raise nearly $4000 dollars. “The Committee has committed to the parade for 2016, but we need the generous help of any in our community who would like to see this tradition continue,” Barrett says. “We think this is something everyone in Boise can rally to support.”

Anyone who would like to support the parade can send do so thorough the website GoFundMe or send donations to
We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee
PO Box 532 Boise, Idaho 83701

The parade is scheduled for Monday, July 4 at 11am. For more information on how to support the parade or be involved call the Committee at 208-850-7911 or 208-890-0881.