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75th Anniversary Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance and Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony
Join us in honoring the memory of those who suffered the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. What would have been our 16th Annual Peace Lantern Ceremony at Lovers Point Cove in Pacific Grove was canceled over concerns of COVID-19. We invite you to take part in our virtual Remembrance and Peace Lantern Ceremony.

PROGRAM

~ Introduction: Beverly Bean, (emcee), Co-Chair of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.

~ Opening Prayer: Reverend Jay Shinseki, Resident Minister for the three Buddhist Temples, Watsonville, Salinas, and Monterey.

~ The Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes: Larry Oda, Heritage Project Board Director, Japanese American Citizens League of Monterey Peninsula.

~ Keynote Speaker: Arlington “Arly” La Mica, Board Director, Japanese American Citizens League of Monterey Peninsula.

~ Peace Lantern Invocation: Carole Erickson, a member of the Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting (Quakers).

~ Virtual Peace Lantern Retrospective: A video compilation produced by local video-journalist Wes White will be presented.

We are part of a worldwide coalition of over 130 groups that will take part in this 75th Anniversary global commemoration with events scheduled throughout the month of August. Together, we will honor survivors who are still here and commit to actions to eliminate the global nuclear threat, which is also, unfortunately, #StillHere.

Organized and Sponsored by:
- Japanese American Citizens League of Monterey Peninsula
- Monterey Peace and Justice Center
- Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting (Quakers),
- Peace Coalition of Monterey County
- Veterans for Peace, Chapter #46
- Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch

Special thanks to Peggy Olsen for her permission to use segments of videos produced by Hebard Olsen.

Register for more free livestream events in this 75th Anniversary Commemoration series at: tinyurl.com/Aug-2020-Remembrance

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