A remembrance of the devastation and loss of life that followed the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945. These are to date the only attacks with nuclear weapons in the history of warfare.
"The legacy of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a lasting one - too important to forget and too perilous to bury in human history. In the words of the hibakusha (survivors) themselves, 'it must never be repeated'.
The nuclear threat today is more widespread than ever before. The message of Hiroshima and Nagasaki echoes to us with resounding urgency that it must never happen again."
There will be speeches and a lantern ceremony as well as a documentary-viewing, if possible.
Added by ItzaFineDay on August 7, 2008