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Thread #83298   Message #4067428
Posted By: Joe Offer
05-Aug-20 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Origin: I Come and Stand at Every Door / Hiroshima
Subject: RE: Origin: I Come and Stand at Every Door (P Seeger)
Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. In the park are the ruins of Genbaku Dome, one of the few buildings that was left standing near ground zero. Other prominent sites include Shukkei-en, a formal Japanese garden, and Hiroshima Castle, a fortress surrounded by a moat and a park.

The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only uses of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.

It's already August 6 in Hiroshima. It's a good day to remember what happened 75 years ago today.