Massachusetts peace activists remembering Hiroshima bombing
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Peace activists are gathering around Massachusetts in solemn remembrances of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Massachusetts Peace Action is organizing an event on the Smith College campus Saturday evening to coincide with the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing.
The U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki three days later during the final stages of World War II.
Ann Wright, an international peace activist and retired Army colonel and diplomat, was scheduled to address the Northampton gathering.
Monks with the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Massachusetts, will close out the event with a walk intended to call attention to the danger of nuclear weaponry.
Similar remembrances were planned in Arlington, Cambridge, Waltham, Martha’s Vineyard and elsewhere.