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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2017
17:026

CONTACT: Kevin Wallior
(208) 780-1300

 

 

 

EFFORT LAUNCHED TO IDENTIFY ALL VETERANS MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS IN IDAHO

(BOISE) – With Memorial Day coming up, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the Idaho Division of Veterans Services has launched an effort to identify all Idaho monuments and memorials honoring the military and veterans. 

“It’s important for us all to remember with gratitude all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation, our people and our way of life,” Governor Otter said. “Communities throughout Idaho pay homage to the courageous men and women who laid down their lives for us. We want to celebrate those local tributes to patriotism and valor that help us never forget the great legacy of our heroes.”

In conjunction with Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 29th, the Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) is utilizing https://www.historypin.org/en/ and seeking assistance from the public and veterans’ service organizations to collect photos, history and stories regarding the many memorials throughout Idaho.

 Historypin.org is a free online site for people to share historical and contemporary photographs. Uploaded content can be explored using maps and timelines and enriched with the fascinating stories uncovered by local communities. The memorials and monuments project will enable Idahoans to share stories and archive materials while creating a dynamic digital legacy for future generations to view and cherish.

To participate in this important project, contact IDVS or view the instructional guide found at http://veterans.idaho.gov/memorials. To view the progress of this living history project, visit the collection at https://www.historypin.org/en/idaho-veterans-memorials/.

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