Monday, May 10, 2010

Russian Victory Day Parade

Russia celebrated Victory Day May 9. Western allies did march, including some 70 Americans. Is this right or wrong? Our leaders thought it was the thing to do as
a show of friendship and unity.

I know many of us Cold War Warriors feel this was wrong. We fought the long,hard
Cold War and WE WON. The Soviet Union collapsed and was no longer a threat.

Should we consider the new Russia as a friend? The way of the world would seem to dictate that we forgive and forget. The past is over and a new age begins.

There was dissent in Russia, the Communist party is still a large factor and they
did not like the see the West marching in Red Square.

But still there is no Cold War Medal. Tell your senators and representatives to cosponsor S.2743 and H.R. 4051 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2009. More important
ask them to ensure that a provision for the Cold War Medal is included in the National
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA} 2011.

A couple of articles on the great parade.

For some interesting video taken from ground vehicles and planes

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