May 1st meeting In DC is On
Our plan for May 1 in DC is shaping up nicely. We have reserved the Gold Room (and Dolly Madison Lounge) at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. NW for our meeting and memorial event. At this meeting, we will plan and discuss (1) Cold War Medal campaign, (2) plans for May 1, 2008 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE COLD WAR, and (3) a Cold War Memorial in Washington, DC. We will form two committees: One to plan the 2008 Day of Remembrance (with White House support) and one to begin a campaign to establish a National Cold War Memorial.
Our meeting will begin about 1PM and last for about two hours. At close of meeting, we will go to Arlington National Cemetery to place flags and flowers on the graves of the Forgotten Heroes of the Cold War. There are quite a few casualties of Cold War operations -- for example, see the headstone below for the 17 crew members of an aircraft shot down by a Soviet MIG in 1958.
Please plan to attend. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Director of Public Affairs, plus a good number of State Directors of CWVA are expected to be there, as well as Gary Powers of the Cold War Museum. Let's all make a commitment to honor the Forgotten Heroes of the Cold War. This will get national media attention, and we have a chance of getting White House involvement. Let's make this work!