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Welcome to LEIF

New Names
On Nov. 8, 2015, we unveiled 75 immigrant names at Seattle's Leif Erikson Plaza, bringing the total to 2,351. There is still room for more names. Submit your names now for the next plaque.

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Our Mission
The mission of the Leif Erikson International Foundation (LEIF) is to:
  1. Promote Leif Erikson as the first recorded European to come to America.
  2. Promote Scandinavian culture.
  3. Build bridges between Scandinavians and Americans.
Who We Are
LEIF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study, education, and promotion of Leif Erikson as the first recorded European to come to America, and of Scandinavian culture and connections between Scandinavians and Americans.