Annually, citizens of Winnipeg commemorate the suffering and the deaths of the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused by the atomic bombing of those cities in Aug. 6 and 9, 1945 respectively.
Lanterns for Peace is sponsored by the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, Project Peacemakers and Peace Alliance Winnipeg. Speakers at this year’s observance were:
- Terumi Kuwada, Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association
- Nadia Kidwai, Islamic Social Services Association
- Glenn Michalchuk, Peace Alliance Winnipeg (His speech is posted here.)
- Stacey Matsumoto, Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association
Musical accompaniment was provided by saxophonist Shane Nestruck and video production by Paul S. Graham.