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National Day of Remembrance 2015

November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

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In honor of National Day of Remembrance on Oct. 30, Cold War Patriots hosted, helped organize and attended 8 receptions over the last two weeks. We held events from coast to coast, in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico and Washington. Thank you to everyone who contributed and particularly to our local partners (mentioned in photos below). We are honored to be able to thank all of the former uranium and nuclear workers for your service to our country.

Celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada, in partnership with the National Atomic Testing Museum.

Curtis Fletcher (left), Gae Benza (center), and Tim Lerew (right) at National Day of Remembrance in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Curtis Fletcher with Gae Benza (right) and Ernie Williams (left). Gae Benza is a WWII veteran and was part of the D-Day invasion. The metal that he is wearing was presented to him by the President and the Prime Minister of France at a ceremony for D-Day Veterans, which President Obama also attended. Ernie Williams is a veteran of the Korean War. After the war, he started working at the Nevada Test Site, where he still currently works. He plans to retire at the end of 2016. Both Gae and Ernie are proud Cold War Patriots members.

Cold War Patriots Remembrance Quilt on display at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

National Day of Remembrance Resolution on display at the National Atomic Testing Museum.

Congresswoman Dina Titus speaking to former Nevada Test Site workers.

Shiprock Chapter House in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Navajo Nation President, Russell Begaye thanking former uranium miners.

Larry Martinez, Cold War Patriots Advisory Board Member.

Gail Splett of the Department of Energy speaking at the reception at the Richland Community Center in Richland, Washington.

Susan Adkisson speaking at the celebration in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Reception in Harrison, Ohio, in association with the Fernald Preserve.

 Reception and luncheon in Amarillo, Texas.

Luncheon at Noble Park, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Rocky Flats Homesteaders event in Westminster, Colorado.