Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance
Sunday, August 9, 6pm
There has been a tradition of Friends and others taking the time to remember the dropping of the first atomic bombs in 1945 on Hiroshima (August 6) and on Nagasaki (August 9) with a silent vigil around the Peace Pole in front of the Friends Center for Racial Justice,
227 North Willard Way.
This is a vigil of mindfulness and remembrance of the thousands of persons who were killed 75 years ago at the instant of the blasts, those who later died from their injuries, and those who suffered from their injuries.
We are proceeding with plans to meet around the Peace Pole and to socially distance so that those in attendance can feel safe while being apart and wearing a mask. We will have 12 chairs available. If you plan on attending this Vigil, please call or e-mail Elizabeth Schneider to reserve one of those chairs.
We are also hoping that Zoom technology will allow others to be in attendance . We are still checking out how workable this would be since it is an outdoor gathering. As we test that out, notice of whether it is workable will be posted on the listserv.
To reserve a seat at the Vigil contact Elizabeth Schneider (
, or 607-351-0057). Watch the listserv to see if attending via Zoom will be another way of attending.