Today, (accounting for the international date line) 64 years ago, the first fission bomb, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, though many in the western world observe this on August 6. The 30 year old pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, named his B-29 Superfortress the “Enola Gay” after his mother. The immediate death toll was approximately 70,000 men, women & children, who were instantly vaporized. Many others perished in the months and years that followed.
The World Water Rescue Fund (WWRF) is once again a co-sponsor of Universal Peace Day ceremonies at the New York Buddhist Church, 331-332 Riverside Drive; ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m., with a special observance at 7:15 p.m., marking the exact moment when the bomb was dropped (8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945). This is the 5th year WWRF is honored to participate.
This years special guests include: Peter Yarrow, Guy Davis, and David Amram. If you are in New York City, we ask that you join us this evening.