The following announcement was provided by Watertown Citizens for Peace Justice & the Environment:
Watertown Citizens for Peace Justice & the Environment is holding a commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday, August 8 from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM. at Watertown Square and MDCR Dock.
7:30 PM – Silent Vigil – Watertown Square
8:00 PM – Music and Testimonials
8:30 PM – Launching of the Candle boats on the Charles River
NEVER AGAIN – NO MORE HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI – NO MORE VICTIMS – ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS
“Why do we stand in silence and float candle boats?”
• To remember the more than 210,000 killed, and many more injured, by the U.S. nuclear attack
on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 in 1945.
• To remember that militarization is intimately connected to racism, violence, poverty, and
• To remember the original five nuclear states, who have not taken serious action to abolish
nuclear weapons, which has led India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel to acquire nuclear
• To remember that President Biden continues the efforts of Presidents Obama and Trump to
spend $1.7 TRILLION to modernize our nuclear arsenal.
• To remember that the United States and Iran must recommit to the provisions of the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JOPOA) and that the U.S. must find common security with China
and avoid a new cold war.
• To remember that the U.S. should support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
and adopt a “No First Use” doctrine: the U.S. must never be the first to use nuclear weapons.
• To remember that the danger of nuclear war is ever present and that without a powerful
grassroots movement dedicated to nuclear disarmament, the unthinkable, another Hiroshima
or Nagasaki, is possible.
Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, New England American Friends Service Committee, and Mass Peace Action. Visit www.watertowncitizens.org or www.facebook.com/WatertownCitizensPJE
For a list of other activities remembering the events of August 6 and 9, visit