U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today introduced a resolution that designates Oct. 30 as the National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons workers. It would be the fifth year such a day has been recognized.
In a statement, Alexander said, “In Tennessee, more than 14,000 workers have made claims for compensation, many of whom worked countless hours with hazardous materials to build our country’s nuclear deterrent. Many Americans labored behind the scenes, and Tennesseans – like those from Anderson and Roane counties, for example – filed more claims than any other state. It’s these workers, and those all around the country, whose sacrifice we seek to honor with this day of remembrance.”