Jani and Bob Berdahl, parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, will speak at a ceremony to honor their son Saturday. June 30 marks Bergdahl’s fourth year as a prisoner of war.
A procession of 500 motorcycles — including members of Rolling Thunder from Illinois — will ride through Bellevue and Hailey, arriving at Hop Porter Park at about 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., the Ketchum Fire Department will drive to the park, with the lead truck carrying the POW flag.
The community rally will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 2 p.m.
There will be live music from bands Paddy Wagon and Up a Creek, as well as the Buckaroo
Balladeers. Featured speakers will include State Senator Michelle Stennett and Ketchum Mayor Randy Hall.
Here’s a link to the event Web site.
Earlier this month, Bergdahl’s parents received a letter from their son through the International Committee of the Red Cross. Read about that here.