I am so very touched by Hiroshima City, and their effort to continue the cause of peace and nuclear disarmament.
When I was younger, every year on this day my church group and I would tape chalk outlines on street corners, to remind people of the bombing.
Today, I didn’t even hear a rememberance on the radio on the way to work. No one at the office has mentioned it.
Whatever your politics on this issue (many think the bombing won the war and saved lives, many feel very differently), this is not an event that should go unremembered.
Stats for the Hiroshima Bombing, August 6, 1945 from The Avalon Project:
Estimates of Casualties Hiroshima
Pre-raid population 255,000
Total Casualties 135,000