Join us in renewing our pledge to promote peace and end war! Listen to live traditional koto music, fold peace cranes, see displays and learn from poetry and our guest speakers. Program culminates at dusk with a traditional candlelight procession to the Van Buren Bridge as the latern-lit Peace Flotilla passes beneath us.
Koto Platey, Masumi Timson
Mayor for Peace, Charles Maughan
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kamil Khan
Hanford Downwinder and Oregon PSR member, Patricia Hoover
First Christian Church Minister, Matt Gordon
OSU Peace Studies Students
Sponsored By: Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter, Corvallis Divest from War, OSU SHPR Peace and Justice Strategies Office.
For more information please see the local Veterans for Peace website: https:/vfpcorvallis.wordpress.com/
They were eating breakfast on their way to work, beginning the day . . . .
Suddenly, a bell in the Information Relay Room at the Hiroshima Central Broadcasting Station signaled the notice to broadcast an air-raid alarm . . . . At 8:15 am, August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb used against human beings was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 140,000 to 180,000 people, mostly civilians of all ages.
Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing between 50,000 and 100,000 people. Again, mostly civilians.
In the years that followed, many of the survivors would face leukemia, cancer, or other terrible side effects from the radiation.
Since that time, no atomic bomb has been dropped in wartime. To do so is unthinkable. A movement to abolish nuclear weapons gains strength, as people learn about the dire consequences if used, not only loss of human life, but significant loss of our earth's precious ecosystem.
“Never Again” - For more information: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
(ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Website: https://www.icanw.org/
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