Sunday, December 27, 2009

A New Year, a better year for Cold War Veterans.

Christmas has come and gone, soon it will be the New Year.

Lets all hope that 2010 will be the year of the Medal!

Keep up with contacting your elected officials, tell them how you feel and what you want.

Urge both your senators to become a cosponsor for S.2743 The Cold War Medal Act 2009.
Urge your representative to become a cosponsor for H.R. 4051 The Cold War Medal Act 2009,
and H.RES. 900 To designate May 1 as Cold War Veterans Recognition Day.

These bills should be easy and quick.

The old DoD arguments just do not hold water when exposed to the light of day. There is
nothing to equal the Cold War Medal. Actually it should be a Cold War Victory Medal. We
did in fact defeat the Soviet Union; it was just impossible for the Soviets to keep up.

The DoD money issue is also out of kilter, their estimates are too high. The number of veterans gets smaller every day. Plus some will not bother to apply for the medal.

Congress missed the opportunity to authorize the medal in the twentieth anniversary of
the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the seventeenth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union; thus the end of the Cold War.

We have waited far too long for recognition. We should not have to wait any longer.
Make this the year of a long overdue chance to give respect and honor to all the Cold Warriors. Just a little Thank You from our country.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"