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Save Aug. 7 for remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Please plan to come Sunday, Aug. 7, to our PeaceWorks Kansas City annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance. As we did last year, we’ll park at 6:30 pm on Prospect near Mo. Hwy. 150 and take a shuttle 1 mile to the entry road to the KC National Security Campus at 14510 Botts Road, KC MO. The KCNSC eats up $1.2 billion of our tax dollars each year, making parts for nuclear weapons.

In our 7 pm program  at the entry road to the KCNSC, we’ll call for cutting nuke dollars and other outrageous war dollars. We seek a caring economy, caring for our Earth and all of us, rather than the violent economy of militarism. Our program will include: “Why are we here?” (Tom Mountenay), the ringing of the gong 77 times (by Kosuke Mori-Kreiner and Henry Stoever), “Why are the flags here?” (Ann Suellentrop), Reflections on the 1945 bombings (Hiroko Komiya and Atsuki Mori), Listening to writings of survivors encouraging us to work for peace, singing “Peace, Salaam, Shalom,” and signing up to help contact Congress regarding abolishing nukes.

With music and talks, we’ll recall the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and of Nagasaki on Aug. 9. We’ll ponder our need for nonviolence—in our own hearts, our own spirits, our relationships, our wider world. We’ll be at one with our brothers and sisters in Japan and with those around the world seeking peace.

For info on this Aug. 7 evening observance, contact Henry Stoever:, 913-375-0045.

In a separate effort, PeaceWorks activist Daniel Karam is going to pray at the entry road at 14510 Botts Road at the exact times that the US attacked Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For info on the dates and times (day or night) of Daniel’s two vigils, contact him:, 816-800-2914.

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Man hanging origame peace cranes.