Cold War Patriots Hosts Official National Day of Remembrance Ceremony for Rocky Flats and Coors Porcelain Workers
DENVER, COLO. – Cold War Patriots (CWP), a community resource organization that is the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice advocating for worker benefits, will host a free Cold War Patriots Official National Day of Remembrance™ Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Arvada to honor Rocky Flats and Coors Porcelain workers. The event is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Arvada Center (6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada).
Each year, the National Day of Remembrance, formally celebrated on October 30, is designated by a bipartisan resolution passed by the U.S. Senate to honor the contributions and sacrifices of nuclear weapons workers. This is the eleventh year the National Day of Remembrance has been observed. The event is sponsored by Professional Case Management (PCM), the leading in-home care company for nuclear weapons and uranium workers, and Red Rocks Medical Center Charity Fund, an organization responding to the urgent needs of Colorado cancer patients by providing financial assistance.
Cold War Patriots Advisory Committee Chairperson Tim Lerew says there are over one million Cold War Patriots who worked in the nation’s nuclear weapons complex from its origins with the Manhattan Project during WWII to the present day. “These living legends, and those we have lost, deserve our gratitude for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice to keep America free,” says Lerew. “Our celebration is a moving ceremony that honors these heroes who did extraordinary work – often in secret – to provide for our nation’s security. We will never forget their service.”
Arvada Event Details
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
The free event honors all Rocky Flats and Coors Porcelain workers, their family members and friends.
- 9:30 – 10 a.m.: Registration and signing of the Cold War Patriots Official National Day of Remembrance™ banner, which will be hung in the local PCM office as a reminder of the workers for whom the organization advocates.
- 10 a.m.: Program, featuring remarks by U.S. DOL Ombudsman’s Office and Resource Center, state and local dignitaries and active members of the community; the posting of the colors; Pledge of Allegiance; invocation; and a video from Cold War Patriots.
- 11 a.m.: Living Legends Pinning Ceremony, where each attendee will receive a commemorative pin. There is also a moving candle lighting ceremony where the names of the fallen Cold War Patriots heroes will be read. A local performer will sing a patriotic song as part of this remembrance.
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Worker Reunion Hour and lunch.
To learn more about Cold War Patriot’s Official National Day of Remembrance™, visit https://www.coldwarpatriots.or
About Cold War Patriots (CWP)
Cold War Patriots (CWP) is a division of Professional Case Management (PCM), which provides specialized in-home healthcare services to nuclear weapons and uranium workers. CWP is a community resource and advocacy organization and the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice to advocate for worker benefits. CWP helps former nuclear weapons and uranium workers get the recognition, compensation and care they have earned. CWP, the first national organization to connect workers with benefits, does this work for free on behalf of its members. Visit www.coldwarpatriots.org or call 886-306-7585 for more information.