ALBANY – Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz has announced the passage of a bill that he has been a fierce advocate for; A.5890 will recognize Cold War Veterans who served our country for years during the tense Cold War Era.
No medal has been awarded to those who "stood watch" in the cause of promoting world peace and stability, and who also participated in hundred of military exercises and operations that occurred between the state of the Cold War on September 2, 1945 and the end of the Cold War on December 26, 1991.
Assemblyman Ortiz understands that these unrecognized veterans helped prevent nuclear war and the worldwide spread of communism, which makes them deserving and honorable recipients of proper state recognition.
"Our service members keep us safe through sacrifices that are unimaginable to most of us. I commend my colleagues at the Assembly for making this recognition possible and I call on Senate members to do the same," said Assemblyman Ortiz.