Jim Day, Aug. 4, 2020
To say that this year’s efforts to note the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have faced challenges would be an understatement.
Observances scheduled at sites around the world, including Corvallis, had to be postponed because of the coronavirus.
Corvallis activists for the past 38 years have organized a commemoration event. In recent years that has meant a public observance at Riverfront Park, with live music, speakers, a candlelight ceremony and a peace flotilla. Not this year.
Determined local organizers, however, wanted to find a way to keep the momentum going, particularly on the 75th anniversary.
Read the full story with interviews of local anti-nuclear activists and VFP 132 members here.
Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter, Corvallis is a co-sponsor of the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration.
For more commemorative events online, see this Word document posted here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9wxbh720ytht18k/hiroshima2020.docx?dl=0