August 6 is Hiroshima Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and August 9 is the Anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.
August 6 is Hiroshima Day of Remembrance and August 9 is Nagasaki Day of Remembrance
August 6 and 9 are the anniversaries of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively.The anniversaries of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are often commemorated together on either August 6 or 9, or on the closest Sunday.
Commemorating the Day of Remembrance
During the week of August 6 and 9 we commemorate the tragic atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by remembering the victims and committing ourselves to a world free of nuclear weapons. We invite you to pray and find a local commemoration service near you.
New! 2014 Webinar on Anti-Nuclear Lawsuit
In an effort to hold the U.S. to its Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) commitments to negotiate and pursue nuclear disarmament, in April the Republic of the Marshall Islands filed lawsuits against the nine nuclear-armed nations. From 1946 to 1958 the U.S. conducted 67 nuclear tests on the small Pacific island nation, resulting in lasting health and environmental problems for the Marshall Islanders. You can learn more about the lawsuit and what the Marshall Islands hopes to achieve by joining a webinar on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:00-4:00 PM EDT.