2023 Official Cold War Patriots

National Day
of Remembrance™


In 2009, the U.S. Senate first adopted a resolution honoring America’s nuclear weapons industry workers. Every year since, the Senate has renewed this resolution designating October 30th as a National Day of Remembrance.

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. 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. Click here to read more about Janine and the history of NDR.

Every October, since 2009, Cold War Patriots members have gathered to honor the men and women who worked in the U.S. nuclear weapons and uranium industries and recognize 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.

2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance™ and we invite all nuclear weapons, uranium industry workers, and their family members to help us recognize our living legends and remember the fallen heroes.

Two Options to Attend:

Option 1: 2023 In-Person Ceremonies

This year we will return to our in-person ceremony in the cities listed below. If you are able to attend in-person, please let us know you’re coming by clicking “In-Person Ceremony RSVP” below.

Wednesday, October 25th
North Augusta Community Center
495 Brookside Ave.
North Augusta, SC

Thursday, October 26th
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Pueblo Room
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM

Friday, October 27th
Richland Community Center
Riverview Room
500 Amon Park Dr.
Richland, WA

Monday, October 30th
Beech Park Baptist Church
1085 E. Tri County Blvd.
Oliver Springs, TN

In-Person Day of Event Details
9:30 AM – 10 AM
10 AM – 11 AM
Recognition and National Day of Remembrance Program
11 AM – 12 PM
Worker Reunion Hour


Option 2: 2023 Virtual Ceremony

For those unable to attend in-person, we welcome you to attend our virtual ceremony. Click on the “Virtual Ceremony RSVP” below to learn how to RSVP and watch from the comfort of your home on Monday, October 30th.




As a Special Thank You

This year, as a special means of recognition to all of those who protected our nation, we are pleased to offer a genuine leather wallet. This commemorative American-made wallet can hold up to 20 cards or be used as a coin purse. To receive yours, attend an in-person NDR ceremony or the Virtual Ceremony.

Supplies are limited.

*Offer available to nuclear weapons, uranium workers, and their families.