The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance has organized several nuclear disarmament events at Alvin K. Bissell Park and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge today.
There was a names and remembrance ceremony scheduled from 6-9 a.m. today (Saturday, August 6) in front of Y-12, at the intersection of Scarboro and Bear Creek roads. That annual ceremony marks the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Uranium for that bomb, code-named Little Boy, was enriched in Oak Ridge.
From 12:30-3:30 p.m. today (Saturday, August 6), OREPA has a Concert for Peace and Rally for Disarmament at Alvin K. Bissell Park with a March for Abolition that starts at the park.
OREPA has other events planned as well, including a Peace Lantern Ceremony at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. The Peace Lantern Ceremony will feature music, chanting, traditional Japanese dance, and peace lanterns at Sequoyah Hills Park in Knoxville.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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