Veterans Remember Nagasaki Victims

70,000 People Killed in the Attack

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Sunday marked 70-years since the dropping of the nuclear bomb over the city of Nagasaki, Japan.

The Duluth Chapter of the Veterans for Peace held a memorial in the Japanese Peace Garden in Enger Park to honor the victims of the bombings.

The group also advocated for the end of all nuclear weapons.

Japanese members of the Duluth Sister Cities were on hand to participate in the ringing of the peace bell.

Several American Veterans gave readings, calling for an end to nuclear arms.

“They’re too powerful to use. We should be dismantling them. Instead of upgrading our nuclear armaments, we should be eliminating them,” said Veterans for Peace Member Bob Tamen.

Nagasaki was the second and last city to be hit with an atomic bomb.

More than 70,000 people were killed in the attack. 

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