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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration at Peace Garden at Lake Harriet (see above)This remembrance of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has taken place at the Peace Garden since 1985.  It climaxes with a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. when the Hiroshima bomb was dropped.  It begins with singing, welcome, telling the story of Sadako and the 1000 cranes, Veterans for Peace ring bells, and guest speaker, David Swanson this year. Our theme this year is disarmament, building on the UN resolution. After the moment of silence, everyone receives a paper crane to put on a tree.  This year we will also have a ‘haiku walk’ where people can walk from station to station and read haiku about war and peace.  The program begins at the Spirit of Peace sculpture in the Peace Garden and proceeds to the Peace Garden Bridge. These events are sponsored by the Minneapolis St. Paul Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee which offers these events to the community to encourage reflection on the past and hope for the future through action in the present.  It calls for the total abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world as one measure of ensuring a just and lasting peace.  There is also a Nagasaki Commemoration event on August 8 in the evening in St. Paul.

Session Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Lyndale Park PeacGarden across from the Rose Garden near Lake Harriet
4124 Roseway Road Minneapolis 55419
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