Thursday, August 6th
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, buses will depart from Albuquerque to travel to Los Alamos.
At 4 p.m. there will be a sackcloth and ashes silent contemplative sitting to commemorate followed by a silent procession around Ashley Pond Park, where the Hiroshima bomb was built, then a rally with speakers and singers.
At 8 p.m., a candle will be lit and set out on the pond in solidarity with the people of Hiroshima.
Bus transportation is available - if you plan to use the bus, you'll be asked to purchase a $25 round-trip ticket per person for the bus when paying for the conference. It will leave around 1:00 p.m. and return to the hotel by 11 pm. (More details to follow)
Sunday, August 9th
Veterans For Peace will join Campaign Nonviolence to mark the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
At noon there will be a silent procession around the Ashley Pond Park, where the Nagasaki bomb was actually built. We will join hands and surround the pond for a moment of silence.
At 1:00, we will start the rally at the main stage with speakers and musicians, featuring Dolores Huerta, Martin Sheen, Kit Evans-Ford, George Martin, John Dear, Roshi Joan Halifax, Ken Butigan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Frida Berrigan, Jr., Kaz Tanahashi, Joni Arends, Jay Coghlan and other local anti-nuclear and indigenous leaders.
Parking is extremely limited at Los Alamos. Bus transportation is available - if you plan to use the bus, you'll be asked to purchase a $25 round-trip ticket per person for the bus when paying for the conference. Those who choose to use the bus, be prepared to leave from Hotel Albuquerque on the Bellamah Ave, side of the hotel by 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Buses will leave Los Alamos around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and return to Hotel Albuquerque around 6:00 p.m. (Ticket purchase available soon)