Resolution Honoring Nuclear Weapons Workers Passes
November 7, 2023
November 7, 2023
Cold War Patriots and Professional Case Management are proud to announce that the U.S. Senate passed the resolution recognizing October 30th as the official National Day of Remembrance. To read the full resolution, click here: Official S.452 Resolution.
Every year since 2009, Cold War Patriots and Professional Case Management has asked the United States Senate to introduce and pass an official resolution honoring the men and women who served our nation in building and maintaining our nuclear defense. Cold War Patriots and Professional Case Management are the only advocacy and in-home care organizations that drove this effort.
For the past 15 years, Cold War Patriots worked directly with Senate leaders in Washington, D.C. to ensure the resolution will not only be introduced but passed. Tim Lerew, chairman of Cold War Patriots, and the late Terrie Barrie, Cold War Patriots Advisory Board member, followed up directly with Senate leaders, making sure the nuclear weapons and uranium workers are not forgotten.
Since 2020 the Lead Senate Co-Sponsors have been Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Both Senators shared video messages with Cold War Patriots members at our 15th Official Cold War Patriots’ National Day of Remembrance™ ceremonies.
- Watch Senator Patty Murray’s video to Cold War Patriots
- Watch Senator Marsha Blackburn’s video to Cold War Patriots
Below are highlights from the National Day of Remembrance Official S.452 Resolution:
The Nuclear Weapons Workers Day of Remembrance Resolution:
- Honors the hundreds of thousands of patriotic men and women, including plutonium processors and uranium miners, millers, and haulers, that have served the United States by building nuclear weapons for the defense of the United States since World War II;
- Recognizes the contributions, services, and sacrifices that those patriotic women and men made for the defense of the United States;
- Designates October 30, 2023, as a national day of remembrance for the workers of the nuclear weapons program of the United States, including plutonium processors and uranium miners, millers, and haulers, and onsite participants at atmospheric nuclear weapons tests; and
- Encourages the people of the United States to support and participate in appropriate ceremonies, programs, and other activities to commemorate October 30, 2023, as a national day of remembrance for past and present workers of the nuclear weapons program of the United States.
Senator Patty Murray introduced the resolution; you can read her press release here.
The resolution is cosponsored by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM).