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"We the People" parade marches again in Boise

Threatened by rising costs, saved by donation
Posted at 6:42 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 20:45:07-04

The "We the People" parade is a staple of Boise's 4th of July celebration and has been since 1994. But this year, it's the parade that almost wasn't. Rising costs threatened the parade's existence but a last minute donation came in from a veteran's group.

A veteran's organization called Mission 43, which partners with Team Rubicon and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation among others, donated $5,000 and was able to help meet expenses.

"Mission 43 approached us. They're a veteran's organization that is very supportive in their communities and believe in our theme of this year's march, 'Industry and Service'," so it was a good match, said Jacob Barrett of "We the People". 

So because of veterans, everyone got a parade this year.