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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 75th Anniversary
August 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
NEVER AGAIN – NO MORE HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI –
NO MORE VICTIMS – ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS
7:30 PM – Silent Vigil – Watertown Square
8:00 PM – Music and Testimonials
8:30 PM – Launching of the Candle boats – Watertown Dock
NEVER AGAIN! NO MORE VICTIMS! ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
“Why do we stand in silence and float candle boats”?
*To remember the more than 210,000 killed, and many more injured, by the U.S. nuclear attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 in 1945.
*To remember that militarization is intimately connected to racism, violence, poverty, and environmental destruction.
*To remember the original five nuclear states, who have not taken serious action to abolish nuclear weapons, which has led India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel to acquire nuclear weapons.
*To remember that President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the historic Iran nuclear deal, withdrew from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty, and is committed to spending $1.7 TRILLION to upgrade our nuclear arsenal.
*To remember President Trump threatened North Korea with war, and that on his sole authority he can launch our 6,800 nuclear warheads.
*To remember that the dangers of nuclear war are rarely mentioned by presidential candidates, and that without a powerful grassroots movement dedicated to nuclear disarmament, the unthinkable – another Hiroshima or Nagasaki – is possible.
Learn how to make your own paper lantern boat for the event here.
Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, New England American Friends Service Committee, Mass Peace Action, and Survival Education Fund, Inc.
Visit www.watertowncitizens.org and www.facebook.com/WatertownCitizensPJE
For a list of other activities remembering the events of August 6 and 9, visit www.masspeaceaction.org