Winter 2017 Newsletter
2016 Donor Report Now Available
To our many supporters, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and friends who made our work in 2016 possible – THANK YOU. You stuck with us through our transition from an all-volunteer board to a growing non-profit with paid staff. We are able to do the work we do because of you, and we look forward to accomplishing great things together in 2018 and beyond. See the donor report here.
Strength and patriotism of Japanese Americans
Mike Crapo, U.S. Senator for Idaho, recently joined Senator Risch and Congressman Simpson in sending a letter to the U.S. Postmaster General in support for a commemorative stamp to honor Nisei veterans. Senator Crapo also penned a column to honor the strength and patriotism of Japanese Americans and remind us of the military legacy of Minidoka National Historic Site. Read the full column here.
Idaho Congress Members Back Commemorative Stamp
Idaho’s congressional delegation has voiced its support for a commemorative postage stamp proposal that would honor the patriotism of the Japanese Americans who served in the US Army during World War II. The stamp is currently in its final stages under review by U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan. Read more here.
Field-In-A-Day Crowdfunding a Success
Thanks to all of your support in our crowdfunding campaign and in mailing in donations, Friends of Minidoka was able to raise approximately $25,000 to completely cover the construction costs for the addition of a historic baseball diamond at Minidoka National Historic Site. Thank you to the donors who made it possible!