Commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers are holding a commemoration of the 61st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

On August 6th, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9th, a second atom bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

Every year since then ceremonies have taken place around the world to commemorate the bombings so that the world would not forget the devastation posed by war and the danger that weapons of mass destruction pose to humanity.

The ceremony, which originated in Japan, involves the floating of candle lanterns at dusk.

The programme begins at 8:45 p.m. in Memorial Park by the fountains. Lantern making begins at 8:00 p.m.

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