MOA Ordnance Mandating Flying of the Flags
We, the undersigned, hereby request that you, as Members of the Anchorage Assembly, draft and pass an ordnance mandating that the Sullivan Arena, and all similarly-purposed municipal facilities, must properly and prominently display both the American flag and the Alaskan flag, throughout the duration of all sporting events held within that facility.
The Sullivan Arena remains a Municipality of Anchorage property and asset, as it has since it opened, in 1983. The Municipality of Anchorage, and her neighboring communities, are heavily populated with United States military personnel – both current and former. Pride in our nation’s armed services, as well as those serving in the Alaska National Guard, is a long-standing tenant of our community.
The Sullivan Arenais a Municipality of Anchorage-owned facility, built and opened in 1983, to best serve our community. For a government-owned facility, intended for public use, not to proudly display our American flag, duringall sporting events, is an absolute travesty, as well as an insult to our military members, veterans, and the Municipality's strong pro-military heritage.