SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A somber procession in Syracuse as the Syracuse Peace Council held its annual Hiroshima Day march through Downtown Syracuse.
The group gathered to remember the fateful day 74 years ago when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat on the City of Hiroshima in Japan near the end of WWII.
Organizers say they want to highlight nuclear threat to prevent a tragic event like that from ever happening again.
“Up to 225,000 people eating breakfast, getting ready for school, going about their business, how would we feel if that happened to us? So I think civilians should never be targeted and nuclear weapons should never be used against other people,” said Caroline Kim Tihanyi, member of the Syracuse Peace Council Steering Committee.
Joining the efforts was the nationwide Back From the Brink campaign, whose goal is to abolish nuclear weapons all around the world.
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