I do not support the naming of parks after any war hero. I am a deeply committed pacifist. Name the park Peace Park. The war heroes have their honors from our government.

A recentletter stating that not naming the park after Joe Gandara “not only dishonors the city, it dishonors the man Joe Gandara” is untrue and invalid, bordering on the absurd.

I hope the City continues to choose names like Tongva Park for our parks, honoring the Native Americans.

Name the new park Peace Park. That would be a change in our war-mongering country. We don’t even have a Department of Peace, just a war department.

I mean no disrespect to Joe Gandara or his family, but Americans need to learn that not all of us believe in war or support it.

Kathryn Kosmeya-Dodge
Santa Monica

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