As world super-powers continue to jostle for pre-eminence and the threat of nuclear attack, again rears its ugly head, there is never a more vital time to remember the tragedy of Hiroshima and to campaign for an end to nuclear weapons. On August 6th every year we join with the people of Japan to remember the fateful day in 1945, when the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The bombs killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people and destroyed the infrastructure of both cities.
By 1950, an estimated 340,000 people had died as a result of the two bombs. In Hiroshima on August 6th every year, the city pays homage to its 135,000-plus A-bomb victims, adding the names of the continuing number of victims, to the written list, stored inside a cenotaph.
Bridgwater Peace Group opposes ownership & use of all nuclear weapons. We call for the establishment of an international body seeking peace and co-operation between all nations, and we support cease-fire and peace negotiations, instead of conflict escalation.
We call for the immediate inclusion of non-violent communication skills into the curriculum of all schools.
And we say “Never Again”
If you support our aims, please join us at a commemorative vigil on Sunday 6th August, at King Square, Bridgwater, from 11am to 12 noon
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