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Published on Aug 7, 2015
Vigil for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, New Mexico
We will gather at the stage area at Ashley Pond in the center of Los Alamos, NM at 2:00 p.m. Ashley Pond is right in the center of Los Alamos, at Trinity Drive and 20th Street. This is the exact spot where the Hiroshima atomic bomb was built.
At 2:00, John Dear will give instructions and a blessing, then everyone will pick up sackcloth and ashes, and walk mindfully in twos and threes up Trinity Drive toward the Bridge and the entrance of the National Labs. We will carry peace signs and CNV signs. The police will not let us cross the bridge. At about 2:30, we will all pour the ashes on the ground, put on sackcloth, and sit down in silence right there on the sidewalk along Trinity Drive for thirty minutes “to repent of the mortal sin of nuclear weapons and beg the God of peace for nuclear disarmament” (as we have been doing since 2005). After thirty minutes, we will walk back to Ashley Pond by 3:25, where we will sit on the lawn in front of the stage for reflections and music. Rev. Jim Lawson and Roshi Joan Halifax will each speak each for about 15 minutes. We will have music, and end by 4:00. The event is free and open to the public.