Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services has launched a living history project aimed at identifying and displaying on a website all the monuments and memorials in the state honoring the military and veterans, along with the stories behind them, and is asking for people to help. “Communities throughout Idaho pay homage to the courageous men and women who laid down their lives for us,” Gov. Butch Ottter said in a news release. “We want to celebrate those local tributes to patriotism and valor that help us never forget the great legacy of our heroes.”
The division is using historypin, a free online site for sharing historical and contemporary photographs, and asking the public and veterans service organizations to collect and upload photos, history and stories about Idaho memorials. There’s an instructional guide online here at the division's website; you can visit the collection online here to watch it take shape.