Hiroshima Day Event Success

Bradford Hiroshima Day – August 6th On Thursday 6th August in commemoration of the 70 year anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima the museum held a joint event with Yorkshire CND. The event remembered those 80,000 civilians whose lives were abruptly taken on that fateful day in 1945. A moving vigil was held at 12:30 in Norfolk Gardens with speeches from many guests including the Lord Mayor of Bradford Council, Joanne Dodds, who read out the declaration from the Mayor of Hiroshima. It illustrated how 70years on “suffering still continues” as a result of the bombing and appealed to the world to “abolish the absolute evil and ultimate inhumanity that is nuclear weapons”.  Towards the end of the vigil candles were lit and placed on the Hiroshima Memorial Plaque in Norfolk Gardens, along with a wreath made by Yorkshire CND. After the vigil all attendees were invited back to a reception at the Peace Museum to sit, chat and enjoy the refreshments and to have a look around the museum. All in all the day was a success and a poignant commemoration.   Sarah Bartey   11825200_1620225618241018_5185607646313579532_n

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