Nampa, Idaho - Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann will be guest speaker at the annual Treasure Valley God & Country Rally to honor all Military and Veterans at the 2003 event according to an announcement by the God & Country committee.
Brian Kohagen, Chairman of this year’s event said, “After the successful return of our troops from Iraq and all Military on guard throughout the world we are very excited to dedicate the 2003 event to our Veterans. We have been working out the details and have many new and exciting features planned for this years event.”
The rally will again be held at the Idaho Center Amphitheater on Can-Ada Road in Nampa for the Wednesday, July 2, 2003 event. Family activities begin at 6:00 PM, special presentations and speakers at 8:00 PM with the Treasure Valley’s best fireworks completing the evening at approximately 10:15 PM.
Justice Daniel Eismann is a decorated Vietnam combat Veteran, from Homedale and serves Idaho as a Supreme Court Justice. Eismann received two purple hearts after receiving wounds in Vietnam.
THE GOD & COUNTRY RALLY has a rich 30 year history which began when sixties western film star, Chuck Connors of the popular “Rifleman” television series helped launch such rallies across the nation. Godly men and women took up the challenge and continued the tradition in Nampa.
THE POPULARITY OF THE RALLY brought nearly 10,000 to the park-like setting of the Idaho Center Amphitheater, which really improved the seating areas, visibility, production and sound quality for the free community event. The traditional date of the Wednesday, proceeding the 4th of July, has been set for the Wednesday, July 2nd.
The event begins at 6pm with special music and entertainment, 8pm Rally, special awards, guest speaker and concluding with the patriotic fireworks display at 10:15pm.
This is an old fashioned, patriotic and religious rally with military, law enforcement and fire department vehicles on display, historic American Flags exhibit, local musical groups from churches with the Gospel message at the center of the celebration. The emphasis is placed on the words and ideals of our nation’s Founders, and special recognition is given for those who serve in the military, both active-duty and veterans. Local public servants, especially law enforcement and emergency service personnel, are also honored.
Fireworks for 2003
The pyrotechnics expert behind the scenes at this years God and Country Rally is Lloyd Stubbs of Fireworks America. Stubbs said, “The move to the Idaho Center has really raised the level of quality and size of the entire fireworks display. Special music is being produced with the events of September 11th in mind and will be programmed to fireworks display.”
The Treasure Valley God & Country Committee is an independent, non-profit community organization. The rally is supported entirely by donations from local individuals, businesses, corporate sponsors, and an offering is taken at the event. There is no admission charge to attend.
David Ferdinand: (208) 467-1888
Brian Kohagen, Chairman: (208) 371-4721
No food or drink can be brought into the Idaho Center, except for baby food and bottles.
You can bring opened water bottles to fill in the drinking fountains if you wish.
No high-back lawn chairs, all chairs must be low backed and have legs 8" or less. No camping chairs. Blankets are subject to inspection.
Sound volume varies throughout the bowl area. We recommend finding a seat where the volume is comfortable for you and your family.
The Treasure Valley God and Country festival is once again happy to provide American Sign Language interpreters.