Massachusetts Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki

(Cambridge) Aug. 5 – On the 78th anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Massachusetts, peace activists and faith groups across Massachusetts will gather and reflect, calling for worldwide abolition of nuclear weapons.   

Saturday, August 5

Northampton, 11am, King/Pleasant and Main Streets

Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Brookline, 2pm, Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant Street

7th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial

Sunday, August 6

Pittsfield, 8am, Park Square

78 Years Since Hiroshima 

Springfield, 2:30 pm, City Hall, 36 Court St.

78th Anniversary Remembrance of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Bombings

Fall River, 6pm, Veterans Memorial Bicentennial Park, President Ave.

Hiroshima Day Commemoration

Cambridge, 6pm, Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park

Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Commemoration

Andover, 7pm, Old Town Hall, 20 Main St.

Commemorating the Victims of Nuclear Weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Worcester, 7:30 pm, Worcester Peace Park, Pleasant & Winslow Sts.

Hiroshima Remembrance

Watertown, 7:30 pm, Watertown Square, Main St at Spring St.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Monday, August 7

Bridgewater, 6pm, Public Library, 15 South St or online

African Americans Against the Bomb: Presentation & Conversation with Vincent Intondi

Wednesday, August 9

Walpole, 5pm, Walpole Common, 5 West St.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Never Again

Easthampton, 5:30 pm, Emiliy Williston Library, 9 Park Street

Commemorating Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Bridgewater, 6pm, Public Library, 15 South St. or online

Arts & Peacebuilding: One Example from Children of Hiroshima

Our annual resistance to the presence and use of nuclear weapons is even more important this year as we face the tangible threats of escalation in Ukraine, cold war with China, and the effects of climate change.




“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 , the U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China, have not taken serious action to abolish nuclear weapons, which has led India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel to also 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.  Tell your member of Congress to cosponsor H.Res.77
  • 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.