Being as my ancestors came from Hiroshima and we had relatives living there when the A- Bomb dropped, this is my community though I have never lived in Japan. It’s that time again to remember the dropping of the atomic bombs on a civilian human population, and the hope that this never happens again.
Here is a copy of an email alert sent from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF):
NEVER AGAIN !
Commemoration and Call to Action
For Nuclear Disarmament and Conversion
Saturday, August 8 at 7 pm (music starts earlier)
At Reid Park’s Cancer Survivors’ Plaza
22nd Street east of Country Club before Randolph
Sponsored by the Tucson Raging Grannies
“The program features Ellen Thomas, Co-chair of WILPF’s National DisArm Committee, and leader of Washington, DC’s Proposition One Campaign, who is touring the U.S. promoting HR 1653 calling for Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion, for U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and for ratification of the UN’s Nonproliferation Treaty. Barbara Warren, Tucson Physicians for Social Responsibility, will also participate. Program will include a description of Hiroshima’s annual huge rally against A & H Bombs by Granny Lea Goodwine who was there recently, and songs by the Tucson Raging Grannies.”
Please join us to mourn victims of all wars, re-dedicate our lives to Peace and convey our sentiments to Congress.
This is a family-friendly event. Parking lot is adjacent. Bring folding chairs or blanket to spread. Some benches available.
For more information, contact Margaret Pecoraro at 885-3908 or email@example.com.
I confess I have never been to Hiroshima (“The City of Peace and Creativity”) to see where my paternal grandparents came from, but I intend someday to see the peace memorial. Practice nonviolence. Pray for peace.