No, the government erased everyone's minds. .
The Cold War included a number of constituent wars such as the Korean War, the Vietnamese War, the Cuban Revolution, etc., and m…any significant incidents and maneuvers such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs invasion, etc. There was never any declaration of war (even the Vietnamese War was officially classified as a "police action") and the war was as much metaphorical as actual; it also ended without any peace treaty being signed, when the USSR ceased to exist by voting itself out of existence. ( Full Answer )