Wednesday, August 5, 2009

From Hiroshima to Hope

From Hiroshima to Hope is an annual event honoring the victims of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of war violence. This year the ceremony takes place on the 64th anniversary of the initial bombings, Thursday August 6th, from 6:00-9:30 pm, just south of the Bathhouse Theater on the northwest shore of Green Lake.

People begin gathering at 6:00 for lantern calligraphy and folding of Peace Cranes, at 7:30 a program of musical performances and speeches begins, and the candle-lit lanterns are floated across Greenlake at dusk. This is a beautiful event, both inspiring and solemn, that very much encourages the participation of children.

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