2020 Official Cold War Patriots

National Day
of Remembrance™

Celebrating The 12th Anniversary


Every October, the Official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance (NDR) 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 National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers. Our community was saddened by Janine’s passing in 2009, but we remain deeply grateful for her dedication to creating a day that recognizes this group of dedicated workers. The U.S. Senate first passed a resolution to create an NDR in October 2009. Every year since then, CWP has worked to successfully pass the NDR resolution.

2020 marks the 12th 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.

We want to keep our Cold War Patriots, their family, and loved ones safe, so the 12th Official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance will be a virtual ceremony on October 30th that you can watch from the comfort of your home. The virtual ceremony will feature guest speakers including representatives from the House, members of the U.S. Senate, and a message from the U.S. Department of Labor Ombudsman Office. Most importantly, you will hear directly from former nuclear weapons and uranium workers, and their family members. We will end the commemorative event with a memorial candle lighting ceremony and the sharing of the names of those no longer with us.

How to Watch the Virtual Ceremony on October 30th

To watch the virtual ceremony on October 30th you will need to register.

  • Register by clicking the link below
  • You will receive an email with instructions on how to watch the ceremony.
  • You will need internet access to watch the ceremony on your smartphone, computer, or digital device
  • You can watch the ceremony at any time on October 30th


If you have any additional questions, please call 866.337.6561 or email [email protected].

CWP Official National Day of Remembrance Video

Recognition and thank you to all Cold War Patriots
• KY, Senator Mitch McConnell
• NM, Congressman Ben Ray Luján
• TN, Senator Lamar Alexander
• NM, Senator Tom Udall
• Ombudsman to NIOSH, Denise Brock

As a Special Thank You

This year, as a special means of recognition to all of those who protected our nation, we will be offering a commemorative Cold War Patriots stainless steel bookmark. This custom bookmark recognizes the living legends and fallen heroes whose extraordinary work will never be forgotten. To receive your bookmark in the mail, please register for the National Day of Remembrance event.

Offer available to nuclear weapons and uranium workers.