Westnews: Hiroshima marked the 74th anniversary of its atomic bombing by the United States on Tuesday, with tens of thousands of people attending a ceremony. This day is considered one of the darkest days in human’s life. Hiroshima Day commemorates the day of August 1945, when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and a few days later, another fell on the city of Nagasaki. More than 100,000 people, mostly civilians, were killed instantly and for years afterwards, from horrible burns and radiation sickness.
Every year commemorations take place at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima as residents offered silent prayers, lit candles and placed wreaths to remember those killed in the August 6, 1945. Hiroshima Peace Memorial park was built in remembrance of the darkest day in history of Japan, to memorialize the victims of first nuclear attack on Hiroshima.
Points of interests about this park firstly includes the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), this dome actually gives a chilling and horrific reminder for the terrible destruction trough atomic bombing.
Next, there is a Peace bell, which every visitor is encouraged to ring as a gesture of peace and message of harmony. The heart of this peace park is “Cenotaph”. This is a stone chamber, and under the arch is of deceased bomb victims. Here is a stone inscribed by the words of Professor Tadayoshi Sidka, “Please rest in Peace, for we shall not repeat the error”.