NAMES AND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

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6 Aug 2017 - 06:00

Oak Ridge, TN

CITIZENS MARK HIROSHIMA DAY IN OAK RIDGE –  NAMES AND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance will observe Hiroshima Day on Sunday, August 6, 2017 with a Names and Remembrance Ceremony at the main entrance to the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge. The ceremony begins at 6:00am and continues until 9:00am.

The Names and Remembrance Ceremony recalls the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan, by the Little Boy atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. It includes a reading of names of victims of the bomb, the tolling of a peace bell, paper cranes, Buddhist drumming and chanting, eyewitness and contemporaneous accounts of the bombing, and poetry and writing by survivors.

Everyone is welcome at the Names and Remembrance Ceremony. Participants are welcomed to join in the reading or simply observe.

The ceremony pauses at 8:15am, the time of the detonation of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

The Y12 Nuclear Weapons Plant provided the highly enriched uranium fuel for the Little Boy bomb.

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The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance works to stop nuclear weapons production at the Y – 12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This is a tightly moderated list which includes a wide range of members from across the country. It is strictly limited to matters of concern to OREPA and its work to abolish nuclear weapons.

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