Concord Marking 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

Aug 6, 2015


The twisted wreckage of a theatre, located 800 metres from the epicentre of the atomic explosion.
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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, members of faith-based and activist groups in Concord are holding a memorial event.

Organizers say it's intended to raise awareness of the current threat of nuclear war and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Concord campus of New England College. A panel discussion of community leaders will be featured, followed by a walk to the Merrimack River and a commemorative service and vigil on the riverbank.

Co-sponsoring organizations include New Hampshire Peace Action; American Friends Service Committee; New Hampshire Veterans for Peace; Peace with Justice Advocates of the United Church of Christ; Global Zero; and the Social Responsibility Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester.