October 23, 2018

National Day of Remembrance

Paducah, KY

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Cold War Patriots’ National Day of Remembrance™… and as a Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) or Allied Chemical Plant worker you’re invited to help us recognize our living legends and remember the fallen heroes.

Join Cold War Patriots & the American Cancer Society at the 10th Annual Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance™ Celebration.


October 23
Schroeder Expo Center
at the Julian Carroll Convention Center
415 Park Ave., Paducah, KY

Event Details
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration and Worker Reunion Coffee Hour

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Recognition and National Day of Remembrance Program including a special message from Former U.S. Secretaries of Energy Donald Hodel and Bill Richardson, a performance by the Paducah Tilghman High School Choir, the Posting of the Colors by the American Legion, a candle lighting, and speeches from:

  • US Department of Labor Ombudsman Office Representative
  • Paducah Mayor, Ms. Brandy Harless
  • Steve Penrod, Former Paducah Plant Manager
  • Jim Key, President of the United Steel Workers
  • Barry Anderson, Worker Health Protection Program

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 and 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.

Pick up your pin at the Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance™ event.

National Day of Remembrance

Event Date
October 23, 2018

Event Venue
Schroeder Expo Center at the Julian Carroll Convention Center
415 Park St.
Paducah, 42001