Have you ever heard of the “Utah Cold War Victory Metal”? Up until a few weeks ago, I knew nothing about it. The Cold War Victory Metal is given for honorable service in the United States military between 2 September 1945 to 26 December 1991. It recognizes the men and women who may not have served on the frontlines of a battlefield but whose service in many ways protected our freedoms during the Cold War era. It’s estimated that 100,000 Utahans served in the military during this period, in various duties and places. In 2017 the Utah Legislators authorized the Victory Metal and Utah became the fourth state in this nation to offer it to veterans.
If you or a family member were able to protect our great nation during this time as a military member, this includes Reservists and National Guard, please reach out to Larry at 801-776-4230, or Andrew at 801-663-9947 or Jean at 385-206-7986 for more information. We would like to assemble a simple ceremony within Roy City to present this metal and honor those who served. For those applicable family members, let us not forget those veterans who have since passed away.
Today we are in the midst of a different type of war, where the battlefield is in our communities and our defenders wear medical uniforms. They may not receive a metal of service, but their contribution is no less honorable and heroic. The pandemic continues so please protect yourself and your family.
Bob Dandoy, Mayor Roy City