Dinah Farrinton Reading John Hersey's "Hiroshima,"

Reading of John Hersey’s Hiroshima

Dinah Farrinton Reading John Hersey's "Hiroshima,"

Dan Wilcox is once again sponsoring this great annual event, commemorating the first time an atomic bomb was used in war. On August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay dropped the bomb on the city of Hiroshima, killing between 90,000 – 140,000 people and destroying almost 7-% of the cities buildings.

Reading of John Hersey’s Hiroshima

Monday, August 6, 11:00AM at Townsend Park, Albany, NY (Henry Johnson Blvd. & Central Ave.)

The event is free and open to the public and the public is encouraged to join in the reading.  Those interested in reading can sign up to participate when they arrive.  Please bring folding chairs.  Rain site is the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany.

On August 6, 1945 the United States of America used the atomic bomb for the first time to destroy the city of Hiroshima, Japan; on August 9, the U.S. used the atomic bomb again on Nagasaki, Japan.  Over 200,000 people died immediately in the two bombings and over a hundred thousand more died in the following decades as a result of the effects of the radiation.

Hiroshima by John Hersey tells the story of the bombing on August 6, 1945 by following the story of six of the survivors.  The book version has been in print since 1946.

Co-sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation, the Tom Paine Chapter Veterans for Peace (more sponsors pending).

For more information contact Dan Wilcox, 482-0262, dwlcx@earthlink.net.