Atomic Cities peace memorial event is Aug. 9 in Richland

Tri-City HeraldJuly 27, 2013 

World Citizens for Peace will hold its Atomic Cities Peace Memorial on Aug. 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.

It will be at a new location this year, the soccer field next to the lower parking lot of Christ the King Church, 1111 Stevens Drive, Richland. It starts at 8:30 p.m.

The program will include songs, brief speeches and prayer. The highlight will be the ringing of the Bell of Peace in memory of Americans who died at Pearl Harbor and Japanese who died in Nagasaki. The bell was a gift from the mayor of Nagasaki to the people of Richland in 1985. The bell is a model of a church bell recovered from the ruins of Nagasaki and rung every day to console the survivors of the atomic bombing. Plutonium for the bomb was made at Hanford.

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