On 6 August 1945 at approximately 8:15 am the United States dropped the Atomic bomb Little Boy on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
On 6 August 1945 at approximately 8:15
am the United States dropped the Atomic bomb Little Boy on
the Japanese city of Hiroshima. In a single moment this bombing claimed the
lives of over 70,000 people and turned over 4 square miles of the city into
dust. All that remains following World War II is the Genbaku Dome, or what is
more commonly referred to as the “A-bomb Dome.”
August 6 marked the 66th anniversary of this horrific
event. Because of its great historical significance this structure was
registered on the World Heritage List in December of 1996. Let us remember the
lives that where lost and the city that was destroyed in an egregious act
against humanity. Moreover, let us strive for a nuclear free world.
Aaron Nash Wiggins
Aaron Wiggins serves with
the Pacific Christian Council located in Suva, Fiji. Aaron will serve as a program associate
working with advocacy and justice issues related to global warming, nuclear testing, etc.