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Iowans mark 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Iowans mark 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

70th Anniversary of the Bomb

Videos by Rodger Routh

Rodger writes: "Nearly 100 people gathered in Des Moines on August 6, 2015 to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb's on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan 70 years ago. With song, and thoughtful reflection, the peaceful event  ended with the offering of flowers and the tolling of the Japanese Bell. 'Never again' and 'Dismantle all nuclear weapons' was the message to all. May we heed this call."

[For a video of Jeffrey Weiss' presentation at the event, please click here. Jeffrey is Peace Education Director of Catholic Peace Ministry. To read CPM Executive Director Erika McCroskey's opinion piece in the Des Moines Register, please click here. CPM, AFSC, WILPF and several other groups sponsored the vigil. For more photos of the vigil, click here.]

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Rodger Routh and Jon Krieg