Monday, August 06, 2007

August 6th, 1945

Some dates in history are meant to be celebrated with presents, feasts, festivals and decorations. Others, with moments of quiet contemplation. Today is one of those days.

August 6th, 1945, was the day that the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, on the 9th, a slightly smaller bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

This picture is of a memorial built in Hiroshima.

To all those who were affected, and to friends and loved ones of those killed, I'm thinking about you today.

1 comment:

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Thanks for reminding us of this, Tristi. It's important that we remember these dates in history, regardless of which side of the argument we come down on. People's lives were irrevocably changed on those days.

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