Cold War Patriots Official

National Day
of Remembrance

Celebrating The 10th Anniversary

COLD WAR PATRIOTS
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE


Every October, the official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance honors the men and women working in the U.S. nuclear weapon and uranium industries, and recognizes those who are no longer with us. Often working in secrecy, these patriots have been instrumental in the protection of our nation — from WWII to today.

The Cold War Patriots (CWP) community is grateful for the efforts of Janine Anderson, a former nuclear weapons worker, who led the effort to create the first NDR. Our community was saddened by Janine’s passing in 2009, but we remain deeply grateful for her dedication to creating this day that recognizes this group of dedicated workers. The U.S. Senate first passed a resolution to create a NDR in October 2009. Every year since then, CWP has worked to successfully pass the NDR resolution.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance… and we invite all nuclear weapons and uranium industry workers and their family members to help us recognize our living legends and remember the fallen heroes. Two former U.S. Secretaries of Energy– Donald Hodel and Bill Richardson– have come together to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 10th Annual Official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance. Secretary Hodel and Secretary Richardson will offer their voices and support at the events.

Join us to recognize and remember with a variety of special commemorative events across the nation. At each event enjoy guest speakers, entertainment, refreshments, and more.

Event Information Across the Country

October 15

Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO

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October 23

Schroeder Expo Center
at the Julian Carroll Convention Center
415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY

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October 23

Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center
State Route 504
Shiprock, NM

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October 25

Santa Claran Hotel & Casino
Mountain View Room
460 N. Riverside Dr., Española, NM

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October 25

North Augusta Community Center
495 Brookside Ave.
North Augusta, SC

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October 25

Fernald Preserve Visitors Center
7400 Willey Rd.
Hamilton, OH

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October 26

OSU Endeavor Center
1862 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH

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October 26

New Hope Center at
Y-12 National Security Complex
602 Scarboro Rd., Oak Ridge, TN

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October 30

Red Lion Hanford House
802 George Washington Way
Richland, WA

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October 30

National Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV

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October 30

VFW Post 1475
1401 SW 8th Ave.
Amarillo, TX

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As a Special Thank You

No amount of recognition is adequate to express our nation’s gratitude for the work and sacrifice you have made. For years, substantial efforts have been underway to provide health benefits for those who needed it and those efforts will continue, but this year as a special means of allowing all those who were in the program to be recognized, we will be distributing a commemorative lapel pin. A bronze pin for those who worked in the program or a silver pin for those who experienced some level of work related health issues. This special, recommissioned pin was originally developed by the Secretary of War to honor those individuals who worked on the Manhattan Project. We hope you will wear your pin proudly. You can pick up your pin at any Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance event.