Monday, August 2, 2010

Veterans Day Parade-San Diego, CA

Here is a great opportunity for all Cold War Veterans in California to be honored. San Diego, CA
is calling this years Veterans Day Parade..Welcome Home Cold War Veterans

The theme for this years parade is Welcome Home Cold War Warriors. I need to try to identify as many as I can that served during the Cold War (not Counting Veterans of the Korean War or the Vietnam War).
I am looking for Veterans that served: In Germany during the Cold War period;
In Korea after the Korean War, especially those stationed along the DMZ;
That were a part of the North Atlantic Barrier, flying in the Super Connies (WV’s), serving on the DER’s or stationed at Argentia, Newfoundland, and those who served in the North Pacific Barrier;

Anyone serving in the SOSUS System on either coast;
Members of the crew of the USS Pueblo, USS Stark, USS Liberty, Marine Barracks Beirut, and Marine guards stationed in hostile countries embassies.

If I think of more will let you know.

Those that we can identify will be Honorary Grand Marshals in the Veterans Day Parade.


Joe Brunner

(619) 466-2132

I also understand that there will be displays of Cold War materials and possibly some military equipment used during the long hard struggle against Communism.

So if you live in California, in our around San Diego please plan to attend this important event.

Please call Joe Brunner for more information. We hope to have a very large turnout. This is a big moment for all Cold War Veterans, little by little it seems the word is getting out that we did contribute and our service did count. It is time to stand tall and let everyone know who you are.

I suggest that everyone contact their local city officials and ask them to have this years Veterans Day Parade as a symbol to dedicate the parade to Cold War Veterans.

Jerald Terwilliger, National Chairman

American Cold War Veterans

----------------"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