National Day of Remembrance


The Cold War Patriots’ National Day of RemembranceTM (NDR) for nuclear weapons and uranium workers honors and recognizes the men and women who enhanced our nation’s security. These are the people who worked in nuclear weapons complexes during the Manhattan Project through the Cold War and into 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. Around this time each year we host events to honor and thank the hard work, dedication and sacrifices of nuclear weapons and uranium workers around the country.