Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


The Blue Star Banner is displayed by families who have a son or daughter in active military service. My Chief of Staff Nancy Manly displays the Blue Star Banner in our Juneau office. The Gold Star Banner recognizes families who suffered a son or daughter killed in military action.

Today I attended the ceremony today on the Capitol steps in which Gov. Sarah Palin honored Alaska's wounded veterans by signing the Alaska proclamation that designates May 1 as “Silver Star Day,” and use of the “Silver Star Banner.” The day recognizes wounded members of all armed forces from all wars, whether the wound was received in combat (earning the Purple Heart Medal), suffered a wound by friendly fire, post-traumatic stress disorder, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome. This is different than the “Silver Star Medal” awarded to military people for extraordinary heroism.

The photos show troops watching the ceremony, Gov. Palin signing the Proclamation, and Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, Senator Con Bunde, and me after the ceremony.


Anonymous Trish said...

Rep. Lynn, As Secretary of the Board, and Georgia State Representative for Silver Star Families of America, I thank you with all my heart for what you are doing for our Military and our wonderful Country!! God bless you and your loved ones, Sir!!
Respectfully, Trish Benefield

6:41 PM  
Blogger Lillie said...

Kudos! Thanks for all you are doing to help our kids!

8:38 PM  

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