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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Watertown
Sat August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
- 7:30 PM – Silent Vigil – Watertown Square
- 8:00 PM – Music and Testimonials – Watertown Dock
Speakers – Rev. Andrew Goldhor, Church of the Good Shepherd
Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
Shivani Sharma, Student Activist
Music by Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin and Cindy Mapes
- 8:30 PM – Launching of the Candle boats
Our annual resistance to the presence and use of nuclear weapons is even more important this year as we face the tangible and immediate threats of escalation in Ukraine and the effects of climate change.
NEVER AGAIN – NO MORE HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI –
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 the 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 the original five nuclear states 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 the U.S. should support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and adopt a “No First Use” doctrine: the U.S. must never be the first to use nuclear weapons.
*To remember that the danger of nuclear war is ever present and that without a powerful grassroots movement dedicated to nuclear abolition, the unthinkable, another Hiroshima or Nagasaki, is possible.
Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, with the much appreciated support of New England American Friends Service Committee and Massachusetts Peace Action