State and local leaders gathered at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise today to send a message that hate will not be tolerated in Idaho.
It's the latest response to hateful language and vandalism found at the memorial last month.
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo entered a statement Thursday into the Congressional Record, which in part recognized the financial contributions Idahoans have made to help repair the damage.
Members of the Idaho Legislature who worked to pass anti-hate language during this year's session also spoke during the event.
"We don't tolerate hate, you've hear that before, and this memorial which is an outward tangible manifestation of what's in our hearts and souls gives me courage, it gives me the desire to keep on keeping on, and I hope it does for you to," said Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise.
Idaho Falls native Greg Carr has donated $175,000 to build a classroom for human rights at the memorial. He is challenging people to match his donation by July 1st in order to break ground this summer.