Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cold War Veterans Grave Markers

Mr. William Lamac, Matamoras, PA has designed a special grave marker for Cold War Veterans.
The marker is a 20" aluminum marker with a flag holder.

It is inscribed with "Cold War Veteran with six stars, to represent all branches of the military, Army, Navy, Marine Corps., Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. The inner circle has the dates Sept. 1945 Dec. 1991, with a globe in the center.

Dedication for a National Cold War Veterans Memorial and grave markers will be held this Saturday
at the Matamoras Firehouse and the Veterans Memorial Park and Education Center at Airport Park.

Our sincere and deep Thank You to Mr. Lamac, and the Borough of Matamoras, PA for this very wonderful and outstanding tribute to our nations "Cold Warriors."

The slow but sure recognition and honor being paid to Cold War Veterans, as more cities, counties and states take notice and finally remember these brave men and women it warm and touching; and I must say long overdue.

More information, including a picture of the grave marker can be found in the Pike County Courier
http://strausnews.com/articles/2010/09/23/pike_county_courier/news/17.txt

This only increases our request for the need to recognize Cold War Veterans at a national level. The issuance of a Cold War Service Medal, and a national memorial in Washington, DC, and a national Day of Remembrance or Cold War Veterans Day.


Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"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