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Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons is Now
August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Walpole Peace and Justice Group is holding a peace vigil, “Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons is Now,” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Walpole Common at the corner of Main and West Streets.
Seventy-three years after the United States atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 48 years after the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and almost one year since the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signing, the five original nuclear weapons states, led by the United States, have not taken serious action on their commitments to abolish nuclear weapons.
We join with Massachusetts Peace Action, other peace groups, people of faith, community groups, and all people who care about the future of humanity to call attention to the people’s demand for an end to the $1 trillion nuclear weapons escalation and the failure of the United States to support the nuclear ban treaty. Join us for some readings and a time of observance and reflection.
We will be reading the poem “Original Bomb Child” by Thomas Merton. We will have banners but also invite people to bring their own signs and readings. People should feel free to come for only part of the time.