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Floating lanterns from last year's Hiroshima Day event in Hastings

Hiroshima Day commemoration 2018

Hastings Against War will commemorate those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Monday August 6th. An estimated 185,000 people perished after US airforce planes bombed the cities, dying as a result of the initial blast, due to fires sparked by the bombs and as a result of radiation-sickness caused by the explosions. John  Enefer writes.

Hiroshima Day 2016

Hiroshima Day 2017

Hastings Against War will commemorate those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Sunday 6 August. An estimated 185,000 people perished when US airforce planes bombed the cities, dying as a result of the initial blast, due to fires sparked by the bombs, and as a result of radiation-sickness caused by the explosions. John Enefer writes.

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Nuclear fall-out and remembrance

Earlier this month, MPs voted for Trident renewal by 472 votes to 117 – a majority of 355, including nearly all Conservative Party members and half of Labour, even though Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong unilateralist, and many Scottish National Party MPs opposed this decision, writes Zelly Restorick. In remembrance of the use of nuclear weaponry and its consequences, Hastings Against War will hold a service for those who lost their lives in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Tuesday August 9th. 

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Hastings’ Hiroshima Day gathering

Thursday 6 August 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Nagasaki suffered the same fate three days later. The number of victims from these attacks on civilian populations are estimated at over 200,000. Hastings Against War will be organising their annual Hiroshima Day remembrance gathering and invite you to come along.

Lanterns on the lake at Alexandra Park

Peace in the park

To commemorate the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and in remembrance of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Hastings Against War invites you to attend their annual memorial event at Alexandra Park. HOT’s Zelly Restorick contacted Rona from Hastings Against War to find out more about the event. 

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