Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6
6:00 – 8:00am
NAMES AND REMEMBRANCE
Y12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE
You are invited/requested to join the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance on Wednesday, August 6, at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge for the annual Names and Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan. We need readers who will share in the ceremony—names of those who perished in the bombing, first-hand accounts of the destruction, statements and commentary by leaders at the time.
On August 6, 1945, the United States destroyed Hiroshima, Japan with the world’s first nuclear weapon. It is important that we bear witness to this atrocity in Oak Ridge; the atomic bomb Little Boy was fueled with highly enriched uranium produced at the Y12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Sixty-nine years later, on August 6, 2014, a Names and Remembrance Ceremony across from the entrance to the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex will remember the destruction of Hiroshima. The ceremony will begin at 6:00am and continue until 9:00am with a time of silence at 8:15am, the time of the detonation of Little Boy. You can come for all or part of the reading; we take turns reading a page from the book of remembrance and hanging peace cranes. Participation in the reading is entirely voluntary—you can come to simply join us in a vigil of witness if you choose.
If you have questions, please contact Ralph Hutchison by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865 776 5050.
Also, please freely share this invitation with others.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
6:30 – 9:00pm
PEACE LANTERN BUILDING
4627 MARTIN MILL PIKE, KNOXVILLE, TN
You are invited to join us to create peace lanterns to be used in the Nagasaki Day ceremony (see below) at the home of Lissa McLeod and Jake Weinstein in South Knoxville. Materials provided—just bring your creative spirit and enjoy the company as we build lanterns together.
The Lantern building party takes place at 4627 Martin Mill Pike, just two miles south of the Henley Street Bridge.
Everyone is welcome!
For more information, call 865 776 5050, email email@example.com, or call Lissa and Jake at 865 609 2012.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
PEACE LANTERN CEREMONY
West End, SEQUOIA HILLS PARK (far west end parking lot off Cherokee Blvd)
Nagasaki Day is commemorated with a peace lantern ceremony beginning at 8:00pm at the far west end of the Sequoia Hills park in Knoxville. You’ll find us by turning onto Cherokee Boulevard from Kingston Pike and follow Cherokee almost to the end; park in the parking lot on the far west end and you’ll see us in the field next to the parking area.
The program includes music and readings, traditional Japanese shadow puppets telling the story of Nagasaki’s destruction, activities for young children, traditional Japanese dancing, concluding with the launching of peace lanterns into the Tennessee River at dusk.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call Ralph at 865 776 5050 or email at earthlink.net.
Please share this invitation freely.