68th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

68th Anniversary of HIroshima Bombing

Hiroshima Day Ceremony at Grafton Peace Pagoda

Yesterday evening close to 100 people gathered in the town of Grafton to commemorate the 68th anniversary of when the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

The ceremony started with a 4 mile walk from Grafton Center up to the Grafton Peace Pagoda.

Speakers included Hattie Nestel to talk about Vermont Yankee and nuclear power, Bruce Gagnon to speak about the upcoming Drone Walk in Maine, and Allan Brandt who shared the story of the Peacemaker and a prayer from the Mohawk tradition.

Other prayers included prayers from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.

We heard music from a Taiko group out of Western Mass and guitar and songs from Roberto Muller.

Hiroshima Day Ceremony
http://www.graftonpeacepagoda.org/hiroshima-commemoration/

 

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