Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 75th Anniversary

Start: Sunday, August 09, 2020 7:30 PM

End: Sunday, August 09, 2020 8:45 PM

7:30 PM – Silent Vigil – Watertown Square
8:00 PM – Music and Testimonials
8:30 PM – Launching of the Candle boats – Watertown Dock


“Why do we stand in silence and float candle boats”?

*To remember the more than 210,000 killed, and many more injured, by the U.S. nuclear attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 in 1945.

*To remember that militarization is intimately connected to racism, violence, poverty, and environmental destruction.

*To remember the original five nuclear states, who have not taken serious action to abolish nuclear weapons, which has led India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel to acquire nuclear weapons.

*To remember that President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the historic Iran nuclear deal, withdrew from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty, and is committed to spending $1.7 TRILLION to upgrade our nuclear arsenal.

*To remember President Trump threatened North Korea with war, and that on his sole authority he can launch our 6,800 nuclear warheads.

*To remember that the dangers of nuclear war are rarely mentioned by presidential candidates, and that without a powerful grassroots movement dedicated to nuclear disarmament, the unthinkable – another Hiroshima or Nagasaki – is possible.

Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, New England American Friends Service Committee, Mass Peace Action, and Survival Education Fund, Inc.
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