Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Moment of Remembrance

On August 6, 1945 "Little Boy" (an atomic bomb) was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, "Fat Boy" went down with the same vengeance over Nagasaki, Japan.

The death toll exceeding 180,000 innocent Japanese.

Today, we pay our respects to the victims and to World Peace.

I asked my boys what Peace meant to each of them and these videos are the result.


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After the devastation in Japan, President Truman continued testing nuclear weapons.

Japan has since built the Hiroshima Peace Park and is determined to keep the flame burning until the
World rids itself of all Nuclear destruction.

How far fetched of an idea is that? That all depends on our willingness to let go of power and embrace equality.

The Peace sign was created by a man, Gerald Holtom, who wanted to provide a symbol for marchers that represented Nuclear Disarmament.....click here to view a diagram of its origins.

Here are a few of my photographs that I was able to capture of our Peace symbol.













What does peace mean to you? How do you go about your daily life to ensure it?

1 comment:

angie said...

I didn't know that the peace symbol was designed as a symbol of Nuclear Disarmament. Or that Japan had a such a park. It's too bad that flame hasn't been put out long ago. Peace means contentment.....knowing that I've done all that I can to do the right thing.

Excellent, thought provoking post!

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