Ottawa residents remember victims of Nagasaki
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008 2:06PM EDT
The Ottawa Peace Assembly remembered the victims of the 1945 atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan on Saturday.
Sixty-three years ago, 70 thousand people were killed and the city of Nagasaki was completely shattered by a bomb dropped by U.S. forces.
Members of the Ottawa Peace Assembly remembered the victims by creating peace lanterns in their names. The lights were decorated and floated in an inlet along the Rideau Canal.
"They do say that truth is the first casualty of war so part of this day is about remembering and being honest about our role in that particular conflict," said Joel Harden, organizer of the event.
Members of the Assembly added that halting uranium mining would discourage the construction of nuclear weapons, and inspire a more peaceful world.