Peace Ceremony Marks Dropping of Atomic Bomb

Aug 6, 2018

The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park in Japan is built around the A-Bomb Dome, one of the few buildings to survive the destruction.
Credit U.S. Department of State / Flickr

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the first use of a nuclear weapon in war. In 1945, the “Little Boy” bomb was dropped detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing thousands and leveling the city. A group of Hawaii students is in Japan this week for a peace ceremony and to remember the horror of that bomb.