Peace Lantern Ceremony recalls Nagasaki

9 Aug 2017 - 20:00

Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, August 9: Peace Lantern Ceremony recalls Nagasaki

A Peace Lantern ceremony will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017, beginning at 8:00pm at the far west end of Sequoia Hills Park in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the field adjacent to the parking area at the west end of Cherokee Drive.

The ceremony will include music, Buddhist drumming and chanting, a Litany of Remembrance, Japanese shadow puppets, and the launching of traditional Japanese Peace Lanterns at dusk.

“The Peace Lantern ceremony has grown more meaningful each year,” said Ralph Hutchison, coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, sponsors of the annual event. “It is a time not only to look back and remember, but to look forward with resolve, joining our voices with the hibakusha who survived the atomic bombings, to say ‘Never Again!’”



A Peace Lantern building party will be held at the Riverside Nonviolent Catholic Worker house, 4627 Martin Mill Pike in south Knoxville, starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Everyone is welcome. Materials are provided. Great for all ages.





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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