It’s been 75 years since the nuclear attacks on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. I’d like to share photos and videos of the peace parks in both cities to give a sense of place as we pay respects to those who were killed and think about how to create peace in our own lives, communities, country, and the world.
August 6th 8:15 Hiroshima
2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima #hiroshima75
Hiroshima was attacked at 8:15 as people were commuting into the city for work and school- the timing of the bombing created maximum casualties.
August 9th at 11:02am Nagasaki
2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Nuclear Attack on Nagasaki #nagasaki75
Nagasaki was attacked at 11:02 as people were in the city shopping, exercising, cleaning, and at work and school- the timing of the bombing created maximum casualties.
This is a great article by National Geographic, “Twists of Fate Made Nagasaki Target of Atomic Bomb”
Here is a collection of photos from our family visit to Nagasaki, to give you a sense of place, as you reflect on the significance of a nuclear attack on its people 75 years ago.