Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Proud Cold Warriors!
Just think about what a strong move it was for our forefathers to announce the Declaration of Independence this day 236 years ago. They were ordinary men that had had enough of tyranny.
This morning I watched a news program where one of the host remembered a 4th of July celebration at his home when he was young. His parents were having a party and the attendees all went outside to see the fireworks display together. As he told the story - the explosions caused a recently returned Vietnam War Veteran to become disturbed through remembering being under artillery fire and had to go back inside. The others left with him in support. A World War II veteran placed his hand on the disturbed Vietnam Veteran's shoulder and informed him that he also just felt the pain of his experience being under mortar fire himself. The commentator went on to state that his mother then thanked them both for their service and said that they would not be able to have the freedoms we have without their sacrifices.
How true is that statement!
Happy Independence Day to you all and thank you to my fellow Proud Cold Warriors for your service.
Through our diligence, sacrifices, and attention to duty we saved the world from nuclear annihilation.
SHARE YOUR COLD WAR STORY !
Where did you serve? Military or Civilian? Stateside or Overseas. Fulda Gap? Berlin? NATO? CIA? State Department? The Dew Line? On a Missile Battery? Down in a Silo? At Sea? Under the Sea? In the Air? According to the VA over 26 million Vets are still alive. I'd bet that most served in the 1945-1991 time frame and I'd like to share your story on this blog. As long as it isn't still classified, email me with your story and I will post it here. firstname.lastname@example.org