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Hiroshima Peace Day – Lanterns for Peace

[ August 6, 2015; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Please join us in our annual commemoration of the atomic bomb attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that transpired on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Memorial Park (by the fountain)[MAP]

Winnipeg, ManitobaProgram7:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Lantern Making8:30 p.m. – Official Ceremony9:15 Launch of LanternsSponsors

National Association of Japanese Canadians Project PeacemakersPeace Alliance […]

Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace

Commemorating the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945)
Program:
7:30 to 8:30 – Lantern Making (all materials supplied)
8:30 – Lantern Ceremony
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Lanterns for Peace Poster: 8.5 X 11 inches
Lanterns for Peace Flyers: 4 small flyers on an 8.5 X 11 inch sheet – print, cut and take […]

Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace

[ August 9, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Commemorating the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945)

Program:
7:30 to 8:30 – Lantern Making (all materials supplied)
8:30 – Lantern Ceremony

More information: Project Peacemakers at 775-8178

If you have never been to a Lanterns For Peace Ceremony, this video, of last year’s event, will give you a sense of what to expect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXhHCRRM90c

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Hiroshima Peace Day Reflections

Aug. 6, 2012: Shane Nestruck at the Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Shane Nestruck
August 6, 2012 was important for me – my father’s 93rd birthday and the 67th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima. I was fortunate to be asked to provide the music for the Winnipeg Peace Alliance – […]

Hiroshima Peace Day: It is not enough to remember

August 6, 2012: Glenn Michalchuk, speaking at the Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Sixty-seven years ago the world witnessed a new and even more deadly to consequence to war as atom bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of citizens still suffer the […]

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2012

By Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima
8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945. Our hometown was reduced to ashes by a single atomic bomb. The houses we came home to, our everyday lives, the customs we cherished–all were gone:
“Hiroshima was no more. The city had vanished. No roads, just a burnt plain of rubble as far […]

Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace 2011

By Paul S. Graham, Aug. 4, 2011
On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the nuclear bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay. An estimated 130,000 people were killed.
On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was the target of America’s second atomic bomb attack. At […]

Why America dropped “The Bomb”

Why World War II ended with Mushroom Clouds
65 years ago, August 6 and 9, 1945: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, […]

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2010

By Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima, August 6, 2010
In the company of hibakusha who, on this day 65 years ago, were hurled, without understanding why, into a “hell” beyond their most terrifying nightmares and yet somehow managed to survive; together with the many souls that fell victim to unwarranted […]

Brandon Lanterns for Peace 2010

[ August 6, 2010; 7:30 pm; ] On Friday August 6th Brandon and District Labour Council and the Brandon Family YMCA will will hold Brandon’s Third Annual Japanese Lantern Ceremony for World Peace. This is a special ceremony because it is the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Everybody is welcome to come and make […]