75 Years Since Hiroshima

Start: Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:00 AM

End: Thursday, August 06, 2020 9:00 AM

Location:Park Square, PittsfieldPark Square, Pittsfield, MA 01201


Thursday 6 August 2020 marks 75 years since humans first used nuclear weapons against other humans.

There will be a Hiroshima Day Vigil that Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the sidewalk around Park Square in Pittsfield. At 8:15 a.m., the time the A-bomb fissioned above Hiroshima, there will be 5 minutes of silence. That bomb alone killed about 140,000 human beings. This will be the 39th consecutive Hiroshima Day Vigil at Park Square.

Signs will be provided at the Park Square vigil, or people may bring their own. Participants may stay for all or part of the hour.

Sponsored by Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice