Friday, March 23, 2007

Maine Set to Adopt May 1st as Cold War Victory Day

Bill Would Make May First Cold War Victory Day

Web Editor: Rhonda Erskine, Online Content Producer
Created: 3/23/2007 11:36:54 AM
Updated: 3/23/2007 11:37:58 AM

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The first day of May would be declared as Cold War Victory Day in Maine under a bill proposed by a bipartisan group of legislators.

Representative Brian Duprey said the day would recognize the contributions of military troops who served during the Cold War era.

The Cold War was a time of tension and conflict, but not outright military engagement, between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from the mid-1940s until 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved.

A public hearing on the bill will be held Monday.

The Cold War Veterans Association says some 17 other state have already designated May first as Cold War Victory Day.