Saturday, March 21, 2009

American Cold War Veterans To Meet In Washington

The American Cold War Veterans, a two year old Veterans Service Organization, will hold
their annual meeting in Washington, DC April 30Th and May 1st.

If you were in the military during the Cold War, from Sept. 1945 to Dec. 1991 Please join us
in Washington for this special event.

The April 30Th general meeting is open to anyone interested in the Cold War, our continued pursuit of a Cold War Victor/Service Medal. We have been attempting to convince Congress
to authorize and DIRECT the Department of Defense to issue this medal for several years.
Last year a provision was included in the House of Representatives version of the National
Defense Authorization Act 2009; but was stripped from the bill during House/Senate debate.

Also being discussed will be long range plans for a memorial dedicated to The Forgotten
Heroes Of The Cold War. Which we hope to have erected in the Washington, DC. area

Another goal is to persuade Congress to declare May 1st of every year as a Day Of Remembrance Of The Cold War.

This meeting will be held at the Best Western Rosslyn/Iwo Jima 1501 Arlington Blvd Arlington,
VA 2209-3001 Phone: 800-424-1521 or 703-524-5000, ask for group sales and mention
American Cold War Veterans to receive the group rate.

May 1st American Cold War Veterans will be hosting a Congressional Continental Breakfast
from 8:00AM to 10:00AM in room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Then from 10:00
to 11:15 we hope you will visit your Senators and Congressmen/Congresswomen. It would be best to arrange a meeting with you elected officials in advance with as much advance as possible.

At 11:30 we will travel to Arlington National Cemetery. There the American Cold War
Veterans will host a ceremony to honor The Forgotten Heroes of the Cold War. The ceremony
begins at 12:00 PM, following the ceremony will visit some of the graves of our Forgotten Heroes and place flowers of Remembrance. in their honor,

You then can visit the Korea War, Vietnam War, World War II, Laos and other memorials

If you are interested please cotact Chairman Sean Eagn at
Vice Chairman Jerald Terilliger at
As soon as possible.

We hope to see you all there on April 30-May 1

Jerald Terwilliger
National Vice Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"