On August 6, 2020, Peace Groups gathered at First Congregational Church, Binghamton, NY for the 34th year of honoring the dead and harmed after the nuclear attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. Veterans for Peace and Peace Action promoting no nuclear weapons and peace.
Jack Gilroy, President of Veterans for Peace, speaks and the ringing of the bell in front of the Church and photos of that fateful day. 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Civilian Cities.
Martha Hennessy who spoke to our little gathering via phone. Martha is Dorothy Day’s grandchild and soon to be sentenced to prison for her nonviolent action at Kings Bay Trident Missile base in Georgia.
Jim and Ann Clune read Dorothy Day’s essay written after the Hiroshima/Nagasaki events — Dorothy Day after Hiroshima/Nagasaki Incineration: Mr. Truman Was Jubilant.
Thanks, to Andru Bemis for his music for the event.