The Pentagon commemoration omits contributions of the peace movement "on the home front" that helped bring an end to the war.
On Tuesday, Obama recommended that Cuba be removed from The U.S. State Department's "State Sponsors of Terrorism List."
"The Cold War has been over for a long time," said Obama; "I'm not interested in having battles that started before I was born."
The Cuban 5 are free, and difficult but promising negotiations have been going on in Havana about the restoration of full diplomatic relations.
During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.
Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."
Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.
Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.
The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.
Despite winning the gubernatorial race in Florida last week, exit polling shows that Gov. Rick Scott lost Cuban-Americans to his Democratic opponent, 50 to 46 percent.