“There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books.” ― John Hersey, Hiroshima

 

I had this poster hanging in my room, oh so many years ago!

Today is Hiroshima Peace Day to remember that 68 years ago the first atomic bomb used in an attack was dropped. If you have children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/students, make sure that at the appropriate age they get to read “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr. Just listening to Peter, Paul and Mary singing Pete’s classic, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” is a good way to reflect on the inhumanity of all war.

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