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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

Monday, August 9, 2010 - 11:30pm to Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:00am
Mushroom cloud transformed

Mushroom cloud transformed

Photo: AFSC / FCNL

Join us in asking Congress to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Parking is in the parking lot of the Iowa Judicial building on the south side of  Court Ave. The bell is west of that building. The rain site will be Cavalry Baptist Church, 606 East 9th St. Please bring lawn chairs for your comfort during the observance, and flowers for laying at the Japanese Bell.

Sponsors include the Catholic Peace Ministry, American Friends Service Committee, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Methodist Federation for Social Action, DSM Ecumenical Committee for Peace, Iowa Peace Network, DSM Area Sisters of Humility.

The Bomb That Fell on America, by Herman Hagedorn, 1882-1964

The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell
On America, too.
It fell on no city, no munitions plants, no docks.
It erased no church, vaporized no public
Buildings, reduced no man to his
Atomic elements.
But it fell, it fell.
It burst. It shook the land.
God have mercy on our children.
God have mercy on America.

Contact Information: 

Jeffrey J Weiss at 515-255-8114


Japanese Bell south of the State Capitol Des Moines , IA