The 33rd annual Idaho Observance of Days of Remembrance, "Yom Hashoah" in Hebrew, will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol Building.
The ceremony is open to the public. A proclamation from Gov. Butch Otter will honor two WWII veterans. The ceremony will include musical guests, readings, reflections and a symbolic candle lighting honoring the many groups targeted by the Nazis.
Boise-based Holocaust survivor Rose Beal, local interfaith leaders, elected officials, teachers, students and community activists will all attend.
A 1980 act of Congress established the United States Holocaust Memorial Council to lead the country in civic memorials. Idaho Gov. John Evans signed a proclamation in 1982 marking Idaho's first memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Find the Lincoln Auditorium on the garden level of the west wing. Use the 8th Street entrance.