Friday, September 09, 2011

Remembering and renewing the work for peace in Hiroshima

JoAnn and Larry Sims, volunteer directors of the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima, Japan, share their experiences. "Hiroshima, Japan makes the news each year on August 6th. It is the day the city remembers the many who lost their lives in an instant when the Atomic Bomb turned the city and those in it to ashes. The city also remembers those who die each year as a result of the radiation exposure during those days of ashes. The ceremony is two-fold. Remembering is first, and second, is the renewing of community efforts to work for peace and a nuclear weapon-free world. The second part of the ceremony is uplifting and inspiring with words of hope, peace doves that fill the sky, and the flame of hope and peace swelling in rhythm with a chorus of all ages. August 6th is a day to rededicate the world to the work of Peace."

Source: 9/9/2011 Newsline