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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ceremony to Commemorate Hiroshima-Nagasaki at Grafton Peace Pagoda

If you haven't been to the Grafton Peace Pagoda, you should go. This looks like a good reason to go.

From the press release:

69th Commemoration Ceremony of Hiroshima-Nagasaki and
4th Commemoration of Fukushima
Friday, August 8th, 2014
Grafton Peace Pagoda

“Having lived through an experience too cruel to be put into words, the
atomic bomb survivors have continued to appeal for nuclear abolition
and to extend their desire for peace to the people of the world. Their
dedication stems from their deep humanitarian conviction that “no
one should ever again suffer as we have.”                  --The Hiroshima Appeal from Mayors for Peace, 2013

The radiation released from Fukushima is 20-30X that of the bombing of
Hiroshima with worldwide consequences for all living things

6:45pm walk from Grafton Town Square to Peace Pagoda (4.3 miles)
8:30 Program of Peace
Ceremonial Lighting of Lanterns
Interfaith Peace Prayers

(from the pagoda's website)

Rain or shine. Please wear weather-appropriate clothes and bring a flashlight and insect repellant.
You may also want a blanket

For information on the ceremony prior to the event please call Heidi (518) 588-7122
Grafton Peace Pagoda 87 Crandall Rd. Petersburg, NY 12138 (518) 658-9301


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