Schenectady group rallies against A-bombs near 68th anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Schenectady Neighbors for Peace marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan a few days early on Sunday.
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later it dropped the bomb Fat Man on Nagasaki.
Sunday's event seeks to remember the lives lost during that time, as well as rally against atomic and hydrogen bombs. The event coincides with the 2013 World Conference against Atomic and hydrogen Bombs in Japan.
The event, held at 4 p.m. at the Peace pole in Schenectady's Central Park, is free and includes a potluck picnic.