63rd Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration 9th August
63rd Hiroshima & Nagasaki commemoration, Saturday 9 August
6 and 9 August mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Two nuclear weapons, dropped deliberately by the world's military superpower on these cities in Japan, killed 200,000 civilians by the end of 1945 and many more through cancer, mutations, and birth defects in the years that followed.
On 6 and 9 August, around the world, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) remembers the destruction and devastation wrought upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In Auckland we will be holding a candle-floating ceremony at the Wintergarden in Auckland Domain from 5-7 p.m on Saturday 9 August.
Candles will be supplied, and there will be paper crane-making, and music.