Saturday, 2 August 2008

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

For those of you who have visited Hiroshima or Nagasaki and have looked through either of the museums in those cities, you would most likely have been affected by what you saw. Some believe the bombings were necessary, some believe that they could have been avoided. I believe that this debate is no longer necessary. There is no doubt that the bombings of Hiroshima on August 6th 1945 and Nagasaki on 9th August 1945 caused unbelievable suffering and devastation. What we must do now is not debate whether what happened was right or wrong; we must simple never forget what happened and learn from those events.

Each year in August I try to educate my students as to what happened in those cities and to encourage them to never forget the power of the nuclear weapons that still cast a shadow on our world. This year I have used searchme to try to bring together various websites that can help do that.

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