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Remembering Hiroshima 

Today folks gathered in Bangor to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.The ceremony was held in Peirce Park, next to Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street.As part of the event, organizers held a “die-in” in rememberance of those who lost their lives because of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”People laid down to represent those hundreds of thousands who dies and who suffered after that from radiation poisoning, and other people drew chalk marks around them so that they would represent the shadows which were the only things left of some people after the bomb was dropped,” explains organizer Ilza Petersons, Program Coordinator for the Peach and Justice Center of Eastern Maine. There were readings and stories shared about the bombings, and a friendship doll that goes along with the stories was also on display. A film was shown as well.The ceremony was organized by the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine.