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LOCAL News :: Historical Reclamation : International Relations : Peace & War : Protest Activity

Hiroshima: Never Again -- Commemorative of the 60th Anniversay of the Bombing of Hiroshima

Sixty years ago, the US military dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. The plane that dropped the first nuclear bomb, the Enola Gay, is on exhibit at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum (near Dulles Airport).

Sadako Sazaki was a child who contracted leukemia from exposure to the bomb's radiation. Practicing the tradition of folding 1,000 cranes to be granted a wish she sought to be cured of her illness but died before completing the task.

Her friends and thousands of sympathizers continued folding cranes as a wish to stop the production and use of nuclear weapons. The peace crane has become an international symbol of peace and resistance to warmaking.

On Saturday, August 6, 10:30-11:30 am, join us at the Enola Gay in presenting peace cranes to NASM as a sign of hope that we will learn from our past and demand an end to nuclear weapons. We will gather inside the museum at the exhibit at 10:30 for an hour of remembrance. We act in solidarity with the people gathered at nuclear weapons research, production and testing sites all over the world.
August 6 2005 10:30-11:30 am

Hiroshima: Never Again
Commemorative the 60th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima

Join Us @ the Enola Gay

The plane that dropped the first nuclear bomb, the Enola Gay, is on exhibit at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum (near Dulles Airport).

We will gather inside the museum at the exhibit at 10:30 for an hour of remembrance. Bring Peace Cranes.

For more information, housing and car pool options ($8 parking/car), call Brian Buckley at 646/246-6088 or the Little Flower Catholic Worker at 540/967-5574.

Sixty years ago, the US military dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako Sazaki was a child who contracted leukemia from exposure to the bomb's radiation. Practicing the tradition of folding 1,000 cranes to be granted a wish she sought to be cured of her illness but died before completing the task.

Her friends and thousands of sympathizers continued folding cranes as a wish to stop the production and use of nuclear weapons. The peace crane has become an international symbol of peace and resistance to warmaking.

Join us in presenting peace cranes to NASM as a sign of hope that we will learn from our past and demand an end to nuclear weapons. We act in solidarity with the people gathered at nuclear weapons research, production and testing sites all over the world.
 
 


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