On Thursday August 2nd, in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Peace and Justice Center of Burlington will be hosting our Songs for Hope Concert in Battery Park. This special event for all ages will include:
- Food from local vendors (feel free to bring your own picnic food as well!)
- Origami crane-making
- Face painting
- Local activist organizations at info tables
- And of course, several live musical acts: Local musicians Susie Smolen, Elijah Kraatz (of the Pulse Prophets), and Eric George!
At 8:15 PM there will be a walk down to the waterfront where we will hold a candlelight ceremony and sail candle boats onto the lake.
On August 6th 1945 at 8:15 AM, 75,000 men, women, and children were instantly killed in the city of Hiroshima. Three days later, at 11:01 AM in Nagasaki, nearly 40,000 more died without warning. In order to fulfill our mission to create a just and peaceful world, the PJC is hosting this hopeful and positive event renouncing war and embracing goodwill towards all mankind, knowing that peace can win over violence, and that love can overcome hate.
May Peace Prevail on Earth!