Since 1980 we have commemorated the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Western Massachusetts. We will be holding the event again at Nashawannuck Pond (downtown, at the intersection of Lake St. and Williston Ave.). The event will be on Sunday, August 11th from 7pm to 8:30pm.
The remembrance event brings people together not just to remember the past, but to reflect on the current existing threat of nuclear weapons that many experts have stated is greater than anytime in the last 60 years. The event will reiterate the call for an end to all nuclear weapons.
The event also acts as a celebration of life and our hopes for the future. There will be music, dancing, speakers, ice cream, and more!
At approximately 8:15pm, there will have a floating lantern ceremony, in which lighted lanterns will be placed into the pond. Some children will have enclosed their written hopes for the future on these boats.
This is a kid friendly event. Everyone is welcome!