Monday, July 19, 2010

Senate/House Vacation-Contact Now

In just a few short days both the Senate and the House will begin their August Vacation.
Contact each member of the Senate Armed Services Committee now. Ask them to ensure
that SEC. 566 on the National Defense Authorization Act S.3454 NOT be removed during the upcoming Senate/House conference meetings.

You can also still ask both of your Senators to cosponsor S.2743 The Cold War Service Medal Act
2009. Contact your Congressman/woman ask them to cosponsor H.R. 4051.

Now is the perfect time to schedule a face-to-face visit with you legislature in their home office
closest to you. Senators will be in their home state from August 1 to September 5. Representatives will be in their home state from August 9 to September 15.

A visit to their office with just a little information about why the Cold War Service Medal should
be authorized this year could just be what is needed to get them to agree.

Some of my older posts give reasons why this medal is justified and needed to honor all those
who served during the Cold War. Feel free to use any of this information.

We need more support to get this medal this year. You can help, it is easy.

The Korean War was called the "Forgotten War", maybe the Cold War is the War nobody
wanted to think about. Or the War that only we cared about.

Yes the Cold War gets a mention every now and then in the media as some politician brings
up the subject in an abject or off beat way. There was nothing abject or offbeat about it. It was
real, it was something we all went through; and WE WON.

It is time to recognize and honor and show respect to all Cold Warriors. Do not forget 2009
was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Even better 2011 marks the 20th
anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

So please if you served or you know someone who served from Sept. 1945 to Dec. 1991 act now.
Let your elected officials know this should be the year.

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