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City to hold events commemorating the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
Honolulu—Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Mayor’s Office of Culture of the Arts will sponsor a series of events on Friday, August 9, in memorial of the lives lost and affected by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan 68 years ago.
The following events will take place as part of the memorial:
Ceremonial Ringing of the
From 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., an observance commemorating the 68th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition – Hawai‘i, Friends of the Gensuikin, Nagasaki Kenjinkai (Association of Descendants of Immigrants from Nagasaki Prefecture), United Nations Association Hawaii Chapter, International Peace Poem Project and the Chamber of Commerce for Persons with disABILITIES- Hawaii will participate in the ceremony.
The Royal Hawaiian Band will perform, followed by speakers, concluding with the ceremonial ringing of The Bell of Nagasaki.
The Bell of Nagasaki is a bronze bell topped with a crane supported by four steel posts that was a gift to City and
Parking is available in the municipal parking lot as well as on the street
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The Peace Walk also honors the 8th anniversary of the courage and determination of 3 Buddhist monks’ 1600-mile pilgrimage to return the atomic flame to Trinity,
Those unable to walk the route may attend a short observance at the Bell of Nagasaki starting at 7:30 p.m.