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Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Standing Firm to Prevent Another Nuclear War
August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Walpole Peace and Justice Group is holding a peace vigil, “Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Standing Firm to Prevent Another Nuclear War,” on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at the corner of Main and West Streets. Seventy-four years after the United States atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and 49 years after the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the five original nuclear weapons states, led by the United States, have not taken serious action to abolish nuclear weapons.
The world’s nuclear crisis is rapidly getting worse instead of better. Therefore we join with Massachusetts Peace Action, peace groups, people of faith, youth, community groups, and human rights advocates 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 a time of readings, observance, and reflection. We will be reading the poem “Original Bomb Child” by Thomas Merton. We will also honor a friend, Ora McGuire, who devoted her life to peace making, including the folding and giving away of thousands of peace cranes. We will have banners but also invite people to bring their own signs and readings.
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.