It's Flag Day and the Stars and Stripes are flying from homes and flagpoles throughout the community.
A resident at the Idaho State Veterans Home, Nick Kormanic was in the Pentagon, when it was attacked on September 11th.
"That flag means everything to me. When you go through an experience like that, you think, 'Why was i saved like that?'" Kormanic said.
The flag has a prominent place in just about every boy scouts ceremony, and local BSA officials said it's important to teach young scouts the right way to treat Old Glory.
"The flag's always been a neat symbol for the boy scouts. We teach patriotism and we want to make sure the boys know how to treat the flag properly, and instill in them the value of patriotism,” BSA District Director Dan Deakin said.
Deakin said having a special day for the red, white and blue is important and people should take this opportunity to know the do's and don't's of flying the Stars and Stripes, from folding it, to how to dispose of an old flag.
"To show respect for our country, and love for our country and the lives that have been given to keep our freedoms, we want to treat the flag properly,” Deakin said.
Veteran Ralph Olsen served in the south pacific during World War II, he explained what he feels when he sees the star spangled banner wave.
"When you see a flag going in a parade or something like that, it brings you right down to your knees and lets you know how grateful you are,” Olsen said.