Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2019 August 22, 2019

August 6, 1945. August 9, 1945.

Seventy-four years ago, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two of the most horrific acts of warfare in history. This August, we remember the estimated 200,000 or more civilian men, women and children who died. We remember those who survived the bombing but suffered radiation poisoning, infections, severe burns, deadly cancers, and birth defects in infants.

“Each person who died had a name. Each person was loved by someone,” said survivor Setsuko Thurlow at the United Nations.

We remember so that we can prevent that atrocity from happening again. And yes, it could happen again, even here in the United States.

PSR chapters and other organizations gathered around the country to commemorate the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and urge our leaders to prevent such a horror from ever happening again.

Click the image below to see a full album of photo highlights from some of those events featuring PSR chapters.

Hiroshima- Nagasaki 2019 Commemoration Events

PSR thanks all of our chapters who hosted or participated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration events around the country and all of our chapters who shared photos from those events.

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