Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki Building a Nuclear Free World

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki  Building a Nuclear Free World

Sunday, August 6, 2017

7:30 PM – Silent Vigil – Watertown Square

8:00 PM – Music and Testimonials

8:30 PM – Launching of the Candle boats – Watertown Dock

 Please join us for a commemoration of the nuclear attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in 1945 – the first use of nuclear weapons by any country – that caused over 210,000 deaths and years of misery and suffering for thousand of survivors.

Today, military spending accounts for more than half of the federal government’s entire discretionary budget.  Nuclear weapons spending alone accounts for over $40 billion annually.  There is a connection between the bloated Pentagon budget and the critical budget shortfalls facing communities across the country.

Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, New England American Friends Service Committee, and Mass Peace Action.

Visit www.watertowncitizens.org and www.facebook.com/WatertownCitizensPJE

or email us at watertowncitizens@gmail.com

For a listing of other activities in the Boston area remembering the events of August 6 and 9,

visit www.masspeaceaction.org