Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Cold War Memorial

On Monday May 29, in a ceremony following their Memorial Day Parade the city of Warwick, RI announced that the city will be building a new memorial.  A Cold War Memorial, dedicated who served and gave their lives during the Cold War; between Sept. 1945 and Dec. 1991.

This is a welcome and deserved honor our Cold War Veterans, Warwick joins the growing list of cities, towns and states that are
now acknowledging that the Cold War was a real and dangerous period of time in the history of our nation.

The Cold War is still a misunderstood and almost forgotten era, during which the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation.

There were numerous "hot" events that could have turned into something much worse, and possibly led to WWIII. Many American lives were lost, many more were injured; in the struggle to contain Communism and free the world.

Our thanks to the city or Warwick, and wonder when Congress will finally decide to recognize and honor all Cold War Veterans. The Cold War ended in 1991, 26 years is too long to wait; soon there will be no Cold War Veterans left.

---- Jerald Terwilliger Chairman Emeritus 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