To The Daily Sun,
To commemorate the 70 year anniversary of the U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Japan, members of the Concord community and several faith-based and activist organizations will hold an event to raise awareness of the current threat of nuclear war and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. This will take place on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Concord campus of New England College, 62 North Main St. in Concord. A light potluck meal will precede a panel discussion by community leaders, followed by a walk and vigil alongside the Merrimack River.
As has been done in the past, we will cast flowers into the river as we remember names of our bomb's Japanese victims. Bring flowers from home gardens, or purchased, or wild flowers like golden rod and Queen Anne's lace. We do this knowing the tragic use of nuclear bombs remains a real threat to life.
Co-sponsoring organizations include N.H. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee NH, NH Vets for Peace, Peace with Justice Advocates of United Church of Christ, Global Zero, and Social Responsibility Committee of Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester. Call N.H. Peace Action at 228-0559 for more info and suggestions for car-parking, car-pooling because of street construction in Concord.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
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