Ithaca vigil marks 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki - Catholic Courier
Nagasaki, Japan, showed scant signs of recovery four years after an atomic bomb was detonated over the city Aug. 9, 1945. (CNS photo by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel files, USA TODAY NETWORK via Reuters)

Nagasaki, Japan, showed scant signs of recovery four years after an atomic bomb was detonated over the city Aug. 9, 1945. (CNS photo by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel files, USA TODAY NETWORK via Reuters)

Ithaca vigil marks 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

The Ithaca Catholic Worker invites the public to take part in a vigil commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United States’ 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The vigil will take place Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the corner of Clinton and South Meadow streets in Ithaca. Organizers are seeking to draw attention to the lives lost in Japan while also opposing ongoing present-day development of nuclear weaponry in several countries worldwide.

Participants at the Aug. 8 vigil will wear masks and observe safe social distancing. Signs are encouraged. For details, call 607-273-7108.

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