Mainers Remember the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
It has been 68 years since the United States used atomic bombs on Japan during World War II. On Tuesday, members of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine commemorated the anniversary in Bangor. There were origami cranes, which are a sign up piece, laid on the grown.People also took part in a symbolic “die-in” to remember those who lost their lives in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One member in attendance, Eric Collins, said he wants to see less bombings and more education on U.S. soil. “We still see war. We still see investment in nuclear weapons and not priorities such as, what I think we should be prioritizing, like education, healthcare, fighting poverty and many other things,” said Collins.After the ceremony, members participated in a Walk for Peaceful Priorities through downtown Bangor.