From Michael Haller on behalf of the Alaska Veterans Museum:
My heart feels like it is at half-staff as I ponder the loss of Lee Jordan; another Alaskan giant lost to us. May God bless his eternal soul and comfort his family. And, may we be so blessed as to have the opportunity of meeting him again one day, when we cross to the other side.
I considered Lee a friend, a mentor, and one of the kindest, most decent people I’d ever met when I was Chief of Public Affairs for the Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the Alaska National Guard.
He was an extraordinary friend to many of us in the Alaska news and public affairs business and around Eagle River and Anchorage. There is no doubt that we will truly and deeply miss his talent of story-telling, his wisdom, and his humor – all from among the many talents he shared with us.
His devotion to the printed word, and to Eagle River, Anchorage, and Alaska exemplify the power of ‘one person’ and the influence and leadership that can come from a life dedicated in service to others.
His positive efforts and examples are more than simple local legend. He made a distinctive impact in our lives, and across Alaska. We shall feel his influence beyond the present generations.
His love of family and friends was well-known, his dedication to preserving our military and veteran’s history was genuinely without peer – he’d met and had known so many military members, veterans, and our families and had such an ability to draw us close in. I always felt his warmth, energy, and interest whenever and wherever I encountered him, and in all of our exchanges across the years.
I will remain truly filled with personal gratitude for his generosity, kindliness, and selfless service – these were the sure and certain signature elements of his life well lived. Surely, there is no doubt we will miss him and his leadership in our communities and across Alaska. Blessings for his family, now, and in the days that will follow.
With much love and respect for our friend…
Executive Director & President of the Board
Alaska Veterans Museum