Residents gather to remember those lost in Hiroshima bombing

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A gathering remembering two dark days in history, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Friday, on the 76th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, people came together in Court Square honoring the more than 210 thousand lives lost when the U-S dropped atomic bombs on the two cities. Organizers said they were standing on Main street to remind people of the past, and the lessons they feel it can offer for the future.

Lauren Holm Bethesda Lutheran Church, “We really need to remember what has happened in history. Without remembering we repeat it. And we should never repeat those two bombings.”

They then read a play written by Thomas Merton. Followed by a keynote address by a Buddhist priest.
Monday will mark the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.

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