Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dutch Cold War Medal

Our good friends, and Brothers and Sisters in Arms in Holland have achieved their goal. The Dutch
Minister of Defence has approved a Cold War Victory Medal which is being issued to all thoe
who served during the Cold War. The MOD additionally has approved a medal for NATO Service,
not waiting any longer for Brussels to authorize a medal.

Holland has also designated November 20th, the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall as Cold War Memorial Day to remember Cold War Veterans.

Our congratulations to our Dutch friends on the completion of their long struggle for recognition.
Now if only we could convince our Congress to do the same thing.

You can read their website and view their medals here
http://koudeoorlogveteranen.webs.com/ the website is in Dutch, but I hope that the like
I have provided will be the English translation.

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

----------------"And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades."-- Robert M. Gates, 1996