Hiroshima Day 2013


Hiroshima Day commemorates 65 years ago on the day in 1945, when an American atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A few days later another was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

These bombings ended World War II, and forced the military government of Japan to surrender. Much like all wars, winning comes with a great price: both cities were destroyed with about 200,000 civilians dead with the initial explosions plus the many many more dying later from injuries and illnesses associated with radiation pollution and toxification.

Hiroshima Day is now a day honouring anti-war and anti-nuclear ideology and peace-walk demonstrations.

There are no true winners of wars. Many Americans as well as Japanese have come together ever since to work to see that this atrocity never happens again.

Be a force for peace in this world, embrace our differences as human beings, and work for a world where nuclear energy is obsolete.

May all living places be blessed.




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