Japanese Monks Begin Peace Walk to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings

July 17, 2005

Source: KCBS


On July 17, 2005 KCBS reported, "Japanese Zen monks set out from San Francisco this weekend on a 1600-mile march to mark the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The monks are carrying with them the Atomic Flame , a fire ignited from the burning ruins of Hiroshima, which they plan to carry to the original atomic test site in Trinity, New Mexico. Accompanied by a group that included Nobel Prize winners, politicians, and American Indian peace activists, the monks brought the flame from San Francisco's waterfront to SBC Park. The march began in the City because parts of the bombs that devastated Japan were flown from San Francisco to the Enola Gay in the Pacific."

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