On Friday, August 5th, 4:10 pm (PDT) we will hold a Peace Prayer and Memorial Ceremony to reconfirm our commitment to world peace and to pray for the spirits of those who lost their lives on the 77th anniversary of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima (August 6th, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9th, 1945).
The Closing Talk of this ceremony will be a testimonial video of a survivor from Nagasaki, Ms. Sakue Shimohira, with English dub.
When the bomb dropped, she was 10 years old.
We will also hold the Silent Prayer & Bell for Peace on August 8th at 7PM Pacific.
If you cannot attend the Peace Prayer and Memorial Ceremony, please come to Bells for Peace.
Please bring a bell if you have one! From hand bells to church bells and even cow bells, we wil let the bells ring to pray for peace at the moment the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki 77 years ago, and reaffirm our commitment to world peace.
In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 150,000 people, including children, were killed in the initial attack. By the end of 1945, thousands more had died from the bomb’s effects, including Americans, Australians, Dutch, Chinese, and Koreans. Even those who survived suffered greatly with health issues caused by radiation and by passing on genetic damage to the next generation.
We will hold our service on the same day and time that the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima 77 years ago. Let us pray for peace for the spirits who died from the atomic bombs and seek world peace together!
The Peace Prayer and Memorial Service for Atomic Bombs will be held Friday, August 5th, 2022 at 4:10 pm (PDT) On YouTube Live at ShintoInari.
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