A note from the Aitkin Independent Age editor,
I have known Lynn Elling for many years and tracked his efforts
to promote a peaceful, healthy world. Here are a few highlights:
by the World War II Battle of Tarawa as a navy officer on an LST.
of the Minnesota Declaration of World citizenship, 1971, after a visit
- Past president of the United nations Association for
- A friend of Minnesota governors Harold Stassen, Gov. Elmer
Andersen, Gov.Wendy Anderson and governor Al Quie.
- Founder of World
citizen and co-founder of annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival.
See www.peacesites.org, www.nobelpeaceprizefestival.org
Here is a letter
to the editor from Lynn:
Wake up, human family
I believe that this is an open moment in history for all within the
human family to demand an end to the war in Lebanon under a United
Nations Peace Plan.
We can demand that all parties involved in the cease fire honor their
part in the agreement; that their country contributes troops along with
the 15,000 UN member peace keeping force; urge their country to support
a UN Mini- Marshal Plan to repair to rebuild war damaged areas of
Lebanon. Also, promote investments in Lebanese businesses.
We should personally invest time and money into the driving dream of
Harold Stassen to transform the United Nations into a parliament for
the entire human family. Harold has written several books on how to
reform the UN.
If everyone believes in this the cease fire will hold; the UN will
organize a 15,000 member peace keeping force to join the Lebanese army
of 15,000; the Israeli troops would go home and Hezballa would abide
the UN mandate.
Let's abolish war.
Lynn Elling, Big Sandy Lake/Minneapolis
Published 8/30/06 in Aitkin Independent Age
to MAP Member Opinion "Peaces"