13th Annual Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony

August 9 13th Annual Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony , Berkeley, north end of Aquatic Park, west end of Addison St., 2 blocks west of Sixth St., 1 block south of University Ave., 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, August 9, 2014, FREE

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August 6th and 9th are the 69th anniversaries of the US atomic bombings. In Japan and around the world, people will gather in early August to float lanterns in remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all victims of war, and all who have gone before us. This moving and beautiful tradition provides a chance to reaffirm our commitment to building a better future. 6:30 begin decorating lanterns (great for all ages). Short remarks and messages from the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 8-9p.m. is the floating of the lanterns. Share the moving evening and learn about some world peace movements. See video from 2012 event.