Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time is getting short for Cold War Medal

Congress will very soon begin working on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
for 2011.

This will be our best chance to have the Cold War Service Medal Act 2209 incorporated
into the NDAA, and best chance of our medal being authorized.

Please contact both of your Senators ask them to cosponsor S.2413 and ask them to have it included in the NDAA 2011.

Please contact your Congressman/Congresswoman ask them to cosponsor H.R. 4051 and have
in included in the NDAA 2011. This is an identical bill to the Senate version. If we can
get both houses to agree and have it included in the NDAA this will be our best chance
in many year to have the medal approved and authorized.

Also ask your Representative to cosponsor H.RES.900 to designate May 1 as Cold War
Veterans Recognition Day. This would be similar to the Cold War Victory Day that several
states have proclaimed in recent years. This would make it on a national level and get
more notice and support for all Cold Warriors.

We need to keep up the pressure. A simple email on the Senator's or Representative's
web page. A phone call to their office, and even their local offices. Just let them
know how important this is, and we need their support and co-sponsorship.

Let this be the year to finally receive the recognition and honor that all these brave
and dedicated veterans so justly deserve. We have all waited far too long, this year
is nineteen years since the end of the Cold War; time for our country to say Thank You!

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.