Remembering Hiroshima – Nagasaki – Fukushima on August 6

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It was on August 6, 1945 when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan, followed by a 2nd bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. My paternal grandparents had emigrated from Hiroshima in 1892, but left family behind there.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident occurred on March 11, 2011 in Sendai, Japan, where several of my maternal side cousins live. It is important that we remember all the victims of these events.

 

 

3 responses to “Remembering Hiroshima – Nagasaki – Fukushima on August 6

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Thanks for your comments. Let’s hope such a horrendous war does not happen again.

  2. captain*arizona

    don’t forget pearl harbor bataan death march and other millions murdered what happened in phillipines and in china many women and children. many other war crimes. also military did not want to surrender and launched coup attempt to stop it. millions more live would have been lost if war had not ended by bombs.

  3. Albrecht Classen

    Excellent reporting.