Official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance Reception for Pantex Workers

Cold War Patriots (CWP), a membership organization providing recognition and resources to the nuclear weapons and uranium worker community by connecting them with the cash compensation and health care they have earned, will host an exclusive event to honor workers in Amarillo, Texas, on Oct. 30. 

Monday, Oct. 30 has been designated the 9th Annual National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons workers by the U.S. Senate. The event in Amarillo observes the Day of Remembrance and is open to all Pantex workers, their family members and friends. 

Cold War Patriots’ Official National Day of RemembranceTM Reception
Monday, Oct. 30 
9-11 a.m. (refreshments will be served)
1401 SW 8th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101

The official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance is the brainchild of former nuclear weapons worker Janine Anderson from Oak Ridge, Tenn. “Janine recognized that we needed a day to honor and remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their health – and in many cases their lives – to keep America safe,” says Tim Lerew, CWP Chairperson. 

With the help of CWP and her local congressmen, Anderson launched a campaign in April 2009, gathering petitions from across the country that asked the U.S. Senate to designate Oct. 30 as the official National Day of Remembrance. 

“Janine worked tirelessly to make sure the Day of Remembrance happened, but unfortunately she didn’t live to see her dream come to fruition,” says Lerew. 

Anderson passed away on May 2, 2009, from cancer caused by her years of service at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Just 18 days after her death, the U.S. Senate approved the resolution for which Anderson had fought so hard. Every year since, CWP has carried Anderson’s torch, asking for and getting congressional approval declaring Oct. 30 as the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.

To learn more about CWP’s National Day of Remembrance, go to

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