Message from State Representative Matthew Bundy
It was an honor for me to stand in front of the Idaho State House of Representatives to declare our support for Ukraine and her citizens as stated in House Joint Memorial 006. We support Ukraine’s desire to determine their own future and for their desire to seek freedom from oppression. As a State, we admire the courage of the Ukrainian people, and we will support them in any way we can in the defense of their freedoms, homes and nation.
I have been involved with foreign affairs as a member of the military and also as an educator. I served as aircrew in the United States Air Force as well as dealing with treaty and arms control issues. As an educator, I was selected as a representative for U.S. educators to go to Ukraine and interact with Ukrainian education officials and to teach in a remote school in Ukraine. I taught and worked with students that were eager to learn about the United States and they expressed to me their desire to lead lives in which they could enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans.