It was 4 years ago that I had the chance to visit Hiroshima on our trip to Japan. We paid our respects to those whose lives were lost and spent 4 days in Hiroshima.
The hotel we stayed at was around the corner from the Bank Building that was the only building that remained standing after the bomb blast. We walked passed it each day as a reminder.
We took a day to visit the museum to learn how this atomic bomb erased families and loved ones’ lineage.
The museum’s exhibition was founded by one parson—Shogo Nagaoka. Mr Nagaoka collected materials and carried out research and surveys on the atomic bombing, striving over his entire life to achieve a clear understanding of the reality of the bombing.
There is a special exhibition tribute to him on this Anniversary at the Museum.
Special Exhibition Commemorating the 75th Year of the Bombing: History of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Part 1: Building the Foundation—Footsteps of the First Director, Shogo Nagaoka
We visited the peace memorial park and rung the bell to commemorate those who passed. It was a trip I will never forget.
So today, on this 75th Anniversary. I pray that this never happens again.
|By John Donne|
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
This poem is in the public domain.
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