Thursday, May 08, 2008

On April 3rd, 2008, Amvets National Commander John P. Brown III, in testimony before a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans Affair Committee expressed Amvets support for a Cold War Victory Medal. While his testimony included many more items and basically all of them more important than the medal, it was great to once again see our fellow Veterans devoting some of their precious time to this matter. The below is his statement:

"AMVETS supports legislation that would award a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War Era. Presidents going back to Truman have recognized the significance of the Cold War. By creating the Cold War Victory Medal, this nation would certainly demonstrate its great respect and appreciation for the men and women who carried the burden of this policy."

READ Commanders testimony

READ Commanders Oral Statement