This day was created in 1983 by President Reagan, however it was only proclaimed for the one year and not established as an ongoing national day. In 2015 it became a reoccurring yearly national day in VA, but it wasn’t until 2021, when it was officially proclaimed and written into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act that it became a National Federally recognized holiday. Atomic Veterans had to live with many debilitating illnesses and injuries and could not get help or discuss any of them publicly due to the Nuclear Radiation and Secrecy Agreements Act. In 1966, the Act was repealed – paving the way for these great heroes to get help and be recognized for their contributions to our nation. So we proudly salute the Atomic Veterans on this day!
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