This Saturday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. near Riverfront Park in downtown Little Rock, we will hold our annual event, “Never Again! Hiroshima Remembered” – open to the public. You will find us between the River Market Pavilion and the Junction Bridge. Each year, WAND joins the Arkansas Coalition for Peace & Justice (ACPJ), in organizing an observance as a means of remembering the horror of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th, 1945.
More than 100,000 men, women and children died that day as a result of this single bomb. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, the United States dropped a second atom bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, which resulted in another 60,000 deaths. This should never be allowed to happen again. The event will feature a reflective silent vigil, music, and speakers, including Michael Vaughn, founder of the Arkansas Chapter of Veterans for Peace.