Speaking at the 2014 Hiroshima-Nagasaki event in Des Moines are Sherry Hutchison, left, a member of Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting, and Erika McCroskey, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry.
The Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Observance will be held at the Japanese Bell, on the Capitol Grounds in Des Moines on Thursday, August 6th, at 7:30 PM. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the USA atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The theme for the program is, “Hiroshima/Nagasaki: 70 Years Later: The Fate of the Earth.” Bring flowers to lay at the Bell, and for your comfort, a lawn chair. Rain site is Wesley UMC, 800 E. 12th Street.
Gather to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and to call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons. We will gather in the small park where the two rivers join in downtown Providence. The park is accessed from the Steeple Street Bridge. We will light luminaria, read the words of Japanese Hibakusha, sing and share silence.
This day reminds us that only through remembrance and action can we build a non-violent world free of the atrocities of nuclear weapons.
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