Friday, August 9, 2019
Nagasaki - the Peace Statue
August 9, 2019
A moment of silence was observed at 11:02 AM, the exact time on August 9, 1945, when a plutonium cored atomic bomb, code named "Fat Man" dropped by a U.S. bomber exploded over the southwestern Japanese city. This bombing happened 3 days after the United States dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The ceremony was held in Nagasaki's Peace Park, before the Peace Statue.
The sculpture of the seated man has his right arm pointed to the sky, representing the threat of an atomic bomb being dropped, and his left arm is extended horizontally, symbolizing peace. The statue's eyes are closed in mourning.
Other louie postings on Nagasaki & Hiroshima are here:
Photo by John P. Walsh F rom Alfred Delp S.J., Prison Writings , Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2004: “So this Sunday we must again fol...