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).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Look at the pictures and share my disgust and outrage. It’s photos of the World War II Memorial on the Park Strip in Anchorage. Look closely, and you’ll see the Memorial is desecrated with the Nazi swastika, the “peace” symbol, and inane words about “world citizenship,” “equal rights,” “justice,” and the statements “everywhere there is war,” “No more War.” And this crap (and I do not apologize for the word) is scribbled between the columns honored names of our American and Alaska military who sacrificed the lives for every one of us and, sadly, also for the vandals among us.  This isn’t “protest.” It’s incredibly heartless vandalism.  

I don’t know how long this stuff has been allowed to remain on the plaque that proclaims, “For Freedom, they gave their lives in World War II, 1941 - 1945.” The words and symbols were certainly there for all to see on Memorial Day. Quite possibly, family members and loved ones of the fallen soldiers - and comrades for some of us - saw the desecration and suffered the same emotions as did I. 

I’m writing an official letter to the Acting Mayor and Mayor-Elect, asking them to take whatever action they can to repair or to replace the plaque. Perhaps our veterans’ organizations could assist.

I could write more. I’m not going to. In all honesty, my emotions could get the best of me, and I might put words into this blog I should not.   


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