Thursday, August 06, 2009

64th Anniversary of World's first A-Bomb

People pray in front of a cenotaph for the victims of the the U.S. 1945 atomic bombing, in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima August 6, 2009, on the 64th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing on the city.

REUTERS/Issei Kato

I believe the dropping of the bombs saved lives and shortened the war; but one can still mourn the loss of life and offer prayers of peace.

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Blogger Dee said...

I couldn't agree more, well said!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Well said. A thoughtful remembrance. Necessary but so very sad.

Friday, August 07, 2009 6:27:00 AM  
Blogger J_G said...

Yes, we should remember the circumstances and results of dropping the A- Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was terrible step that had to be taken. Many people lost their lives because they were led by tyrants and butchers. I have great respect for the Japanese, but the leaders of Imperial Japan brought the death and destruction upon their people.

My Father fought in the Pacific campaign and was a motorman on an amphib landing craft that brought the Marines to Guam and the Battle of Leyte Gulf under heavy fire. He would not talk about what he saw until he was in his 60's. He said those things to me about the leaders bringing the death and destruction to their own people. He didn't hate the Japanese people. He believed it was a necessary evil dropping the A -bombs to bring the war to a stop.

If you ask others that suffered under the Japanese during the "Rape of Nanking" or the occupation of the Philippines they feel it was vindication for the Japanese brutality and inhumanity on them.

This is why Iran and North Korea should not be able to develop such weapons.

Pray it doesn't happen again.

Saturday, August 08, 2009 1:30:00 AM  

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