Corvallis Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration 2022

Corvallis Commemoration: Thursday, August 4, 2022

Corvallis Riverfront Park, 1st and Madison, Corvallis 

Event begins at 6:30pm with traditional Japanese koto music by Masumi Timson.

Program begins at around 7pm 


Joe ScottLanguage and Culture Bearer, Siletz Tribe; will give a Land Acknowledgment.

Corvallis Mayor, Biff Traber – So pleased to have our Mayor at the Commemoration podium again this year. Biff will read a Mayor’s Peace Declaration.

Kelly Campbell – Executive Director, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Cofounder, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows– – Kelly is recipient of the 2019 Visionary Leaders Award from National PSR. Will share her journey as an anti-nuclear weapons activist.

Pat Hoover Hanford Downwinder, living with radiation poisoning; Pat will read a work of poetry.

Aleita Hass-Holcombe – Volunteer and activist for the homeless; director, Corvallis Drop-in Center;  Aleita will read a statement from June Ikuko Terasaka Moore, a local Hibakusha who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Seneca Moback – Student, OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion. Seneca will read the Divest from War Resolution. Divest from the War Machine 

Rev. Matt Gordon, First Christian Church – Matt will lead the Community Affirmation for Peace.

8pm – Peace Flotilla – A short walk to the Van Buren bridge to watch the lantern lit Peace Flotilla as it advances down river and passes beneath us . . . an awesome and inspiring sight! 

 News coverage and video of the 2021 Commemoration.

Event ends by 8:30pm.

Commemoration sponsors:

A huge Thank You! to: 

  • Masumi Timson for gracing the Commemoration with her beautiful Japanese koto music.
  • James Reismiller, Abundant Solar – For several years, James has contributed to the Commemoration a solar powered sound system.  A great local company, a fantastic sound system, thanks to Abundant Solar and the sunshine!
  • First Christian Church – a warm and open-hearted church in Corvallis – providing chairs for the Commemoration.  The church hosts the community’s Stone Soup program and AA meetings. 

And thanks to all the Commemoration’s speakers. We appreciate so much the good work you do!

Websites with excellent information and ways we can take action against the war machine and the threats posed by nuclear weapons:

Code Pink:

Divest from the War Machine:

Corvallis Divest from the War Machine:

Hanford’s Dirty Secret – Environmental and health hazards:

City of Hiroshima  – Atomic Bombing and Peace Initiatives:

ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons:

Veterans for Peace:

Veterans for Peace Linus Pauling Chapter 132, mid-Valley, Oregon – The Commemoration’s gracious website host:

WILPF – Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom:

Radiation Blues – a song written by Ellen Thomas,WILF’s Disarm, End Wars Committee. Great song, sung here by Courthey Dowe.

World Beyond War:

Peace Action:


About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at:
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