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The 2022 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day and Floating Peace Lantern Ceremony at Lovers Point Cove in Pacific Grove on Saturday Evening, August 6th

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The 2022 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day and Floating Peace Lantern Ceremony at Lovers Point Cove in Pacific Grove on Saturday Evening, August 6th

The Public is invited to gather at Lovers Point Cove in Pacific Grove, Saturday Evening, August 6th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm to remember and honor those who suffered, and still suffer, from the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan on August 6th and 9th, 1945.

This Annual Vigil reaffirms the imperative for global nuclear abolition and prohibition so that such a tragedy is never repeated. The event is respectful, inclusive, and free of cultural appropriation.

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PRESENTERS

Emcee:
Beverly Bean, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Chair

Presenters:
Dr. Chris Hasegawa
Patrice Vecchione
Dr. Jennifer Lagier Fellguth
Alison Kerr (Del Rey Oaks Mayor, representing “Mayors for Peace”)
Reverend Elaine Gehrmann, and Others.

PROGRAM

7:00pm:
→ Lantern making and performance of Monterey’s Taiko Drumming group, Shinsho-Mugen Daiko.

7:45pm:
→ Music, poetry, and brief stories and messages of hope and peace.

8:15pm:
→ Launching of the peace lanterns. Shakuhachi flute Master Jim Scott-Behrends will play meditative music as the lanterns float on the cove waters, pulled by kayaks.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Event Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/Peace-Lantern-2022
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/387860520077949

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Sponsored by the WILPF, Monterey County Branch in partnership with Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC), Monterey Peninsula Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC), and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 46.

Lovers Point Cove
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM on Sat, 6 Aug 2022

Event Supported By

Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, Mtry Co. Branch
(831) 484-2451
beverlygb@gmail.com

Lovers Point Cove

Ocean View Blvd. at 17th Street
Pacific Grove , California 93950