THANK YOU ...
... to the troops
I'm very thankful for the soldiers, and veterans of this country. These men have put themselves in danger to protect us, and I think it is very important to thank these men and women.
MITCH KOHLER, Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian
... for successful riding event
On behalf of the Idaho Patriot Thunder Benefit Ride, we would like to thank all of the corporate sponsors, law enforcement personnel and the 780 motorcycle riders that attended the event. With your help and generosity we were able to raise over $27,000 dollars (gross) for our Idaho military families and veterans. All of the event profits raised will help Idaho military families and veterans. In the third year of the ride, we have raised over $65,000 (gross) for Operation Warm Heart, Idaho National Guard Family Support Fund, the Wounded Warrior Fund and this year the Boise VA Medical Center. This event truly shows that the Idaho motorcycling community is always looking to give back to our communities.
Idaho Patriot Thunder, Boise
... to campaign supporters
It was my privilege to run for the Senate in District 13. While our campaign was unsuccessful I would like to thank the many individuals, some of whom I had never met, for the hard work and money contributions for my campaign.
The issues which I raised, ethics and affordable energy will, I have been assured, be well discussed at the next legislative session.
If that is so all the hard work will have been worth it.
HUBERT OSBORNE, Nampa
... for leaving flag at grave
I have two members of my family buried at Cloverdale Cemetery. My daughter, Cordi Therese, and my husband, Charles Chic Adams. Im so grateful for the thoughtful act of someone leaving an American Flag at my husbands grave on Memorial Day weekend. Thank You.
I was not able to go to Cloverdale until May 29 to take flowers and leave the flag for my husband. He was a veteran who served in the Navy on the Destroyer USS Stribling DD867 in the Atlantic 1945-1947. Then S/Sgt. in the Air Force, serving with the 1973rd AACS Squadron, at Tague, Korea 1950-1952.
RONI ADAMS, Boise
... for memorial ceremony
We appreciated the June 9th free concert of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra at the dedication of the Julius M. Kleiner Park. It was a memorable program, with many favorite selections and talented soloists. We applaud all members of the orchestra and especially Conductor Tom Phelps, for his unflappable direction, graciousness and good humor under very difficult weather conditions the wind was capricious and quite chilly. As he also announced that it would be his last concert with the Meridian group, it certainly was an unforgettable experience!
In more pleasant weather, the band shell and amphitheater in the new park near Eagle and Fairview should be a wonderful place for community concerts. There are also many other amenities in the park, including a new Meridian Senior Center.
Our thanks to Gene Kleiner for honoring his father with this splendid addition to the community.
ELAINE AND BILL BLITMAN, Boise
... to retiring Statesman carrier
To my retiring Statesman carrier, Bud Zerger 2,580 straight days without missing even one delivery.
Incredible. Enjoy your retirement Bud, you richly deserve it.
JOHN DUNCAN, Nampa
... for printing fitting tributes
Thank you Statesman for your well deserved tributes to Mr. Swisher. One thing not mentioned is he was largely responsible for Idahos current and past renewable energy development over the last 30 years. No one since has stood up to the electric utility monopoly to force them to do the right thing for Idaho citizens and ratepayers. This says a lot in the only state in the nation named after an electric utility. His legacy lives on.
JOHN CROCKETT, Boise
Dont fool with Mother Nature
When are people in Idaho going to learn that they cannot play Mother Nature when deciding who should live and who should not live in the animal kingdom? Interfering with the destruction of wolves is wrong. Animals killing other animals is a way of controlling populations. How are wolves suppose to eat unless they kill other animals? I believe people should leave the wolves alone and let nature take its course.
SHEILA ALLSUP, Meridian