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Never Again – No More Hiroshima And Nagasaki

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Walpole vigil 2017

On Thursday morning, August 6, the Walpole Peace and Justice Group will join a Peace Wave of people from around the world in holding a vigil marking the 75th anniversary of the U.S. dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We will be remembering the lives lost and altered forever on August 6 and 9, 1945, calling for the abolishment of nuclear weapons, and recognizing that militarization is intimately connected to racism, violence, poverty, and environmental destruction We will ring bells and observe a moment of silence at 8:15 am, the local time when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. We will be reading the poem “Original Bomb Child” by Thomas Merton. Join us for this time of readings and reflection. We will have banners and cloth “waves” and people are invited to bring their own signs and readings.

We support the Hibakusha Appeal and ask that people consider signing it. Hibakusha are the atomic bomb survivors. The appear is an international petition to abolish nuclear weapons that will be delivered to the U.N. when the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference reconvenes in NYC.

We ask that people wear masks and follow best practices for COVID-19 safe distancing. For more information you may contact the Walpole Peace and Justice Group at info@walpolepeace.org.

By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate non-violently and peacefully. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring during this event, and that you release all event sponsors and organizers from any liability for that injury or damage.

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/walpolepeace/

Venue

Walpole Common
5 West st
Walpole, MA United States
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