“Today is a National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons and uranium workers and we want to honor this integral part of our workforce at the Department of Energy. From the earliest days of the Manhattan Project, brave and innovative Americans have contributed to our national security and the security of our allies and partners through their work in this important field. They have often gone unrecognized and today is an opportunity to commend them for their extraordinary service.
Across our enterprise, we have men and women serving their country and their communities by modernizing our nuclear deterrent and cleaning up the environmental legacy it generated. We are proud of their many accomplishments and know they will continue make the United States stronger and safer and make progress on some of the toughest challenges of our time.”