During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The United States dropped the bombs after obtaining the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement.The two bombings killed at least 129,000 people, most of whom were civilians.

What the bombs had produced was concentrated chaos, from which no city or nation could easily or rapidly recover. They remain the only use of nuclear weapons in the history of warfare.

On Tuesday, August 6 at 9am join us for a remembrance of these two sad events in the history of humanity. We will meet at One Mile – Sycamore Pool and walk to a quiet spot upstream for a contemplative bell-ringing ceremony beginning at 9:15am

Please bring bells, flowers, quotes for peace and chairs.