2019 Hiroshima – Nagasaki Corvallis Commemoration

Hir-Nag2015The Corvallis branch of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) and Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter will host a commemoration to memorialize those lost in the 1945 attacks on innocent civilians by the United States and to suggest actions to eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide:

Wednesday, August 7, 7:00pm:  Hiroshima-Nagasaki CommemorationIMG_2086 (1)
1st & Madison; Riverfront Park, Corvallis
We will remember the August, 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and renew our pledge to promote peace and end war. Commemoration events include paper crane making, poetry, music and the symbolic lighting of candles. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all present are invited to walk the short distance to the Van Buren Bridge to watch as boats travel down river carrying lanterns for peace and for the remembrance of all those who lost lives in the bombings.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744988179250982/

FMI: Leah, leahbolger[at]comcast.netIMG_2100

   

The short URL for this VFP page is:  http://tinyurl.com/2019NeverAgain

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Full program:

7:00 — 7:20 Traditional Japanese music, displays, Origami crane folding, Shadow Project
7:20 — 7:25 Introduction of musicians, Masumi Timson and Robert Nogash
7:25 — 7:30 Welcome (Leah)
7:30 — 7:35 Pat Hoover
7:35 — 7:40 Fred Schafer
7:40 — 7:45 Russ Yamada
7:45 — 7:55 Mayor Traber (Remarks and reading of Mayor’s Proclamation)
7:55 — 8:00 Community Affirmation
8:00 — 8:10 Gather candles and form up for procession
8:10 — 8:20 Arrive on Van Buren bridge
Approximately 8:35 flotilla with lanterns arrives

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