BANGOR, Maine — A commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Peirce Park, next to the Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street.
After the commemoration, the public is invited to the opening of a photo exhibit “Peacemaker Portraits” by Bangor based documentary and fine art photographer, Rick Tardiff. The opening will be held at at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street across the street from Peirce Park.
Members of the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine invite the public to the commemoration which will include readings and a symbolic “die-in”. Participants may simply stand as witnesses or lie down in a symbolic “die -in” to represent those who died and those who survived and to commit to on-going efforts to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons and work for peaceful solutions to conflict.