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Little launches effort to honor nation’s founding

| July 7, 2024 1:00 AM

Governor Brad Little has announced the launch of a new initiative to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026.

America250 in Idaho will advance projects and community engagement opportunities to honor this national milestone and Idaho’s place in American history.

“The United States of America is the greatest nation in the world and worthy of celebration. As we approach the 250th anniversary of American independence, Idaho is proud to recognize our nation’s triumphant history and the contributions of the Gem State,” Governor Little said. “I look forward to seeing the America250 in Idaho initiative inspire patriotism, build civic participation, and celebrate freedom.”

On Wednesday, Idaho Statehood Day, Gov. Little signed a proclamation establishing a multi-agency task force to plan, encourage, coordinate, and promote statewide observances and activities as part of the national commemoration.

The Idaho State Historical Society is leading the task force which includes a variety of state officials and representatives from various organizations.

Idaho joins more than 40 states and American territories in the nationwide effort to formally celebrate the U.S. semiquincentennial. U.S. Senator Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson are members of the Congressional America250 Caucus. 

Information: America250.Idaho.Gov