Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration Events

Elizabeth Simmer Ringing the Nagasaki Bell

Each August we remember the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and renew our pledge to promote peace and not war. These events are sponsored by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and SPNSCC. Events may vary depending on the year. Previous events have included:

August 5 at 6 p.m.– Commemorative tea ceremony at Lyndale Park Peace Garden near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

August 6 at 7:30 a.m.– Ceremony of the Cranes at Lyndale Park Peace Garden, near the Spirit of Peace sculpture.

August 6 at 9:00 a.m.– Ceremony of 11 Bells at Spirit of Peace sculpture, Lyndale Park Peace Garden, led by Veterans for Peace.

August 8 at 7 p.m.– Nagasaki Commemoration at time of ceremonies in Nagasaki at the Global Harmony Labyrinth at Como Park in St. Paul. The ceremony features a reading of On That Summer Day.

To learn more about upcoming Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration Events, check out our events blog.

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