- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, members of faith-based and activist groups in Concord are holding a memorial event.

Organizers say it’s intended to raise awareness of the current threat of nuclear war and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Concord campus of New England College. A panel discussion of community leaders will be featured, followed by a walk to the Merrimack River and a commemorative service and vigil on the riverbank.

Co-sponsoring organizations include New Hampshire Peace Action; American Friends Service Committee; New Hampshire Veterans for Peace; Peace with Justice Advocates of the United Church of Christ; Global Zero; and the Social Responsibility Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide