Aug. 9 Events To Commemorate The 70th Anniversary Of The Bombing On...

Aug. 9 Events To Commemorate The 70th Anniversary Of The Bombing On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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• 7, 8 and 10:30 a.m. – Church services at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Sq.
10 a.m. – The 22nd annual Nagasaki Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony in honor of Nagasaki. Hawaii Nagasaki Kenjinkai and The United Nations Association hosts the event at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Civic Center, Lauhala and Beretania Streets.

The Nagasaki Peace Bell was a gift to the people of the City and County of Honolulu from the survivors of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and their supporters. Recognizing that true steps to peace must begin with acknowledgment of harmful actions in the past, the survivors in Nagasaki wished to make a gesture of reconciliation to the people of the city of Honolulu, which sustained a military attack by their country on Dec. 7, 1941. The Nagasaki Bell was dedicated on Dec. 7, 1990.
• 10:45 am. – Church service at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd.
• 3 p.m. – Movie: “The Gate,” at Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. 1727 Pali Hwy.
• 5 p.m. – 6th Annual Peace Walk from Hongwanji Temple to Nagasaki Peace Bell at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Civic Center, Lauhala and Beretania Streets. The Religious Society of Friends will join the Peace Walk.

The walk not only commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombings, but also celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the 1,600-mile pilgrimage of three Buddhist monks to save humanity from the cycle of nuclear destruction by returning the atomic flame to Trinity, New Mexico. The one-mile walk also expresses gratitude for a year without nuclear aggression and hope for continued nuclear peace.

For more information, call Hongwanji Buddhist Temple at 536-7044.

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