6th of August is a solemn holiday in Japan and other parts of the world. Today we commemorate the day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan 72 years ago in 1945. Where 3 days later, the second bomb was dropped on August 9th on the city of Nagasaki, Japan, bringing an end to World War II.
Many people in the world may have forgotten what happened less than a centennial ago but I believe it’s worth revisiting. Doing so reminds us how one single weapon can destroy massive lives, generations, nature and history. War or destruction is never a solution to obtain peace and should never be an option.
Join me in watching this video, as we recall how a single decision and act by leaders and nation can cause pain, suffering and ginormous effect for years.
Remembering the 140,000 irreplaceable human lives that were lost, either on the day of the bombing or in the ensuing months, and the numerous atomic bomb survivors who still suffer from its after effects even to this day, one cannot help but be left with a strong sense of the horrors of nuclear weapons and a strong hope for world peace in one’s heart.
As today is August 6, may this day remind all nations of the world to always choose peace and greater good no matter what.
Watch: Hiroshima Then and Now in this video:
When in Japan, take the time to visit the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park. It will be interesting to recall the sad events here as we remember to always choose peace over war and hate.
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park
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