Hiroshima Peace Day Memorial 

Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, Aug. 6

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Dominic Alves CC BY SA 2.0

It's been 74 years since the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, but the effects on the Japanese communities are still visible, and every year Hiroshima memorializes the victims of the bombing on its anniversary. Communities around the world join in, celebrating peace while vowing to never forget what happened, Boise included. The Idaho Peace Coalition invites the public to join in the commemoration at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. The memorial is also the location of Boise's "peace pole," a pole formed from the ashes of Hiroshima. The pole has six sides, with the words "may peace prevail on earth" in a number of languages. The memorial will be a time for reflecting on what happened, sharing stories and a renewal of hope for the future of peace in the world.


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