Saturday, August 7, 2010

Honor Cold War Veterans

Are you a Cold War Veteran? Do you know a Cold War Veteran?

I want to remind everyone about a project to honor and remember Cold War Veterans. Steve McCurdy and his group are looking for Cold War Veterans to present them with a Cold War Service Medal.

The goal is to present 10,000 medals by Veterans Day 2010, with the ultimate goal of bestowing one
million medals by December 2011. December 26 2011 is the 20th anniversary of the end of the Cold War.

Please visit the website Give Them A Medal. There you will be able to help this project in many ways.
You can enter your name or the name of a veteran you know. You can also make a donation to help
fund this worthwhile cause, or you can order a medal for yourself or your loved one.
  Give Them A Medal

Mr. McCurdy the author of "The Whiteman Scenario" has taken this project to heart and is dedicating
his time to pay tribute to all Cold War Veterans. Each presentation is taped and can be viewed on
the website.

We all thank Mr. McCurdy for his time and effort and the great things he is doing to recognize our
long forgotten heroes. His dedication and selfless giving to our veterans is far and above what anyone
would expect. Bravo Zulu Steve.

While Congress and the Department of Defense have not yet authorized this Cold War Service Medal
we do think that this year just could be the year it happens.

Ask you Senators to cosponsor S.2743 The Cold War Service Medal Act 2009, ask you Congressman/woman to cosponsor H.R. 4051 an identical
bill with the same name. Also ask all members of the Armed Services Committee to ensure that
SEC. 566 of S.3454 The National Defense Authorization Act 2011 does not get removed.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veteans
"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