70th Anniversary Of Nagasaki Bombing Remembered In Richland
The 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan was remembered Sunday night in Richland, Washington. About 50 people gathered near the Columbia River to remember the day.
The small ceremony in the Tri-Cities has been going on since 1982.
At the ceremony, cool air wafted up from the Columbia River over a small crowd. After some peace-themed songs, speeches and an invocation -- the crowd was invited to ring a bell given to Richland by the city of Nagasaki. It’s a small replica of a bell that survived the bomb’s blast. Sound.
Jim Stoffels helps organize this event. He said the night is “a reminder that these weapons still exist and they are a threat to us.”
The plutonium made for the bomb the U.S. dropped on Nagasaki was produced at Hanford just upriver from Richland.