Sat, 06 Aug|
Peace Park (opp Tighes Hill TAFE)
Hunter Peace Group's Hiroshima Day Commemoration
Hunter Peace Group invites you to join us in our commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Time & Location
06 Aug 2022, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Peace Park (opp Tighes Hill TAFE), 151A Maitland Rd, Tighes Hill NSW 2297, Australia
About the event
Come along to our family picnic in the park, bring a picnic or enjoy our barbecue. Hear good music and good speakers and sign our Petition calling on the Federal government to sign the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
It has been 77 years since the U.S dropped an atomic bomb on each of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
The day after the world’s first test of an atomic weapon a group of Manhattan Project scientists and technicians created and signed a petition to persuade President Truman not to drop these bombs on Japan. Many of these scientists witnessed the test and they understood that the atomic bomb would cause serious destruction and create terrible geopolitical consequences. They were also worried about the moral implications of using the atomic bomb and potentially setting a dangerous precedent. President Truman did not listen to these concerns, and as a result 200,000 people were killed and many more seriously maimed and burned.