Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford peace activists will be gathering at the Common Pond in Hailsham on the evening of August 6 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Jean Farebrother, of Eastbourne for Peace and Liberty said, “On this important anniversary we need to be aware of the terrible suffering of the victims of the atomic bomb and be strengthened in our determination that such a catastrophe must never be allowed to occur again.
“This possibility can only be eliminated if we manage to rid the world of nuclear weapons.”
The ceremony at the Common Pond will include readings appropriate to the occasion, and also times for silent reflection.
Weather permitting, the floating of coloured lanterns on the pond in memory of all those who died in Hiroshima and in Nagasaki where a second atomic bomb was exploded three days later.
All members of the public are welcome to attend the event at Hailsham Common Pond, which will commence at 8.30 in the evening.
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