Saturday, October 30, 2010

National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Workers

Today October 30, 2010 is National Day of Remembrance for those Atomic Workers in honor of Cold War Veterans.

We salute and standby our brothers and sisters who at great cost to their health and well being worked
hard long hours being constantly exposed to nuclear energy, including uranium miners, millers, truckers
and employees of nuclear weapons facilities.

They placed not only their own lives, but also the lives and health of their families for generations to come, in peril.

It is sad to say that they were not always aware of the consequences of their dedication and hard work. It was many years before some of the problems started to show, and our government finally admitted that it was possibly due to their exposure.

Many are still fighting for their health and happiness as they battle the diseases that ravage their bodies. It is unfair and unjust.

It is time for our country to take care of its own. Give these men and women the health care, the recognition they deserve. The Cold War Patriots are fighting for them all, and we join them in their crusade for justice.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996