Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration 2017 Schedule

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area 2017 Peace Commemorations

For the past 36years, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area has been organizing for the abolition of nuclear weapons and power, and in support of nuclear victims. We believe that if the world is to avoid repeating the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must strive to keep alive the memory of the bombings. This August we again plan a full schedule of events.
This summer we welcome a Korean Hibakusha (Pihaeja), Ms. Jon Sung Lee. She was 12 years old when she experienced the Hiroshima bombing. Her family were part of the large Korean community in Hiroshima forced to work in Japan during WWII. She entered Hiroshima three days after the bombing and was exposed to the radiation. Ms. Lee will be joined by Dennis Nelson who will testify about his experience as a ‘Downwinder’ from St. George, Utah. He will be joined by his wife Denise Nelson who will talk about their work with Support and Education for Radiation Victims (SERV). In addition, we will have a special showing of the film “Goyo Pine Bonsai, Hiroshima Survivor,” which tells the story of a centuries-old bonsai tree that survived the bombing of Hiroshima, now cared for at National Arboretum.
Please forward this release as widely as possible.
The website of H/N Peace Committee:
H/N Peace Committee Contact: John Steinbach: 703-822-3485
Kio Kanda: 703-922-8514

2017 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Calendar with Hibakusha (Pihaeja) & Downwinder Testimonies

Hiroshima Peace Commemoration
Saturday, August 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Stephen’s & the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St, WDC 20015
Showing of the film “Goyo Pine Bonsai, Hiroshima Survivor”; a moment’s silence at 7:15pm (August 6, 8:15 AM at Hiroshima) to commemorate the Hiroshima catastrophe; Ms. Lee’s testimony; Mr. Denis Nelson’s testimony; Ms. Denise Nelson’s reflection

Special Services at All Souls Unitarian Church: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Sunday, August 6, 11:30-12:30

All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Screening the film “Goyo Pine Bonsai, Hiroshima Survivor”

Frederick Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha (Pihaeja) Testimonies
Sunday, August 6, 4:00 PM

Frederick Friends Meeting, 723 North Market, Frederick, MD 21701
Hibakusha testimony, Mr. Denis Nelson’s testimony; Ms. Denise Nelson’s reflection,
Showing of the film “Goyo Pine Bonsai, Hiroshima Survivor”
Sponsored by Frederick Women in Black; Contact: Andrea Norouzi

Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, August 8, 9:45 PM

White House (Lafayette Park)
Moment’s Silence at 10:02 (August 9, 11:02 AM at Nagasaki), sharing of thoughts for peace

Baltimore Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha (Pihaeja) Testimonies
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30PM
 (Picket signs for disarmament 5:30PM at 33rd & Charles St.)
Homewood Friends Meeting House 3107 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218
Hibakusha testimony and screening of the film “Goyo Pine Bonsai, Hiroshima Survivor”
Sponsored by Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee
Contact: Max Obuszewski mobuszewski@verizon.net

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