Honoring Former Nuclear Weapons Workers – National Day of Remembrance

Denver, CO –  October 30th marks the National Day of Remembrance (NDOR) for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers. Each year, Nuclear Care Partners observes this honorary holiday which serves to recognize and honor the men and women who worked in the nuclear weapons development industry. These workers made many sacrifices, often in the way of their health, and many are now battling chronic illnesses as a result of their workplace exposure.

For over a decade, Nuclear Care Partners has been serving former atomic workers and recognizes this holiday as a means to remember the service and sacrifice of our nation’s atomic heroes. Their patriotism, heroism, and devotion to our country not only brought about incredible scientific innovation, but also played an essential role in our nation’s defense during World War II, throughout the Cold War, and into the present day. 

To ensure the health and safety of the community and of this special population, Nuclear Care Partners will forego any large in-person NDOR events this year. However, as part of the celebration, a special gift is being offered to former atomic workers—the 2021 Atomic Challenge Pin. This custom-created pin commemorates the contributions of the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, and its five reactors which helped produce the basic materials used in the fabrication of nuclear weapons in support of our nation’s defense programs—primarily tritium and plutonium-239.

“While we are missing our events and would love to honor our nation’s atomic heroes in person, we want to respect the health and safety of our community,” said Lori Shanks, local Community Outreach Manager. “This pin is one small way to express our gratitude for their contributions and their profound dedication to our nation’s security. We will continue to serve and advocate for this incredible population on many fronts.”

Former atomic workers interested in receiving the free commemorative atomic pin can call Nuclear Care Partners at (303) 223-3971.

Thank You to all of the Atomic Heroes who boldly served us. It is a privilege to serve you and honor you as a part of the National Day of Remembrance. 



About Nuclear Care Partners
Founded in 2011, Nuclear Care Partners proudly provides EEOICPA benefits guidance, advocacy, and no-cost in-home care to former atomic workers who have developed serious illnesses due to their workplace exposure in the atomic weapons industry. Our founding belief holds that these brave men and women, who enhanced our nation’s security, deserve kind and compassionate care. As a commitment to quality care, Nuclear Care Partners was the first licensed medical provider enrolled in the Department of Labor program to receive accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Our passion to serve every community in need has led to expansive growth as we serve hundreds of former atomic workers across the nation. For more information call (303) 223-3971 or visit www.NuclearCarePartners.com.

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