St. Louis remembers Hiroshima and NagasakiPublished on September, 14 2017
Young singers at the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance in St. Louis. Credit: Joan Brannigan.
By Joan Brannigan, St. Louis Branch
The St. Louis Branch of WILPF held its annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance on Sunday, August 6, 2017, this year commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
After a potluck dinner, the Anniversary Letter from the Mayor of Hiroshima was read, and we watched David Rothauser’s film Hibakusha, Our Life to Live. The young singers “Group of 12” performed for us during dinner, and we ended the evening with a candelight vigil and the singing of “Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.”
Other sponsors of the evening were St. Louis Citizens for Global Solutions, Peace Economy Project, Veterans for Peace, and the World Community Center.