Sack Cloth And Ashes Memorial At Pond Aug. 6

John Dear, speaking to protesters in 2014, is scheduled to attend this year’s Sack Cloth and Ashes Memorial Saturday, Aug. 6 at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 

Pax Christi New Mexico is hosting its annual Sack Cloth and Ashes Memorial Saturday, Aug. 6 in Los Alamos. Individuals such as this fellow meditating at the pond in 2014, will gather to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

CCNS News:
 
To commemorate the 71st anniversary of the U.S. bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan with nuclear weapons Aug. 6, Aug. 9, 1945, respectively, Pax Christi New Mexico is hosting its Annual Sack Cloth and Ashes Memorial Saturday, Aug. 6 in Los Alamos.
 
People will gather 2-4 p.m. around Ashley Pond Park, in the center of town. Sack cloths or burlap bags and ashes will be provided.
 
After receiving instructions and a blessing from John Dear, participants will carry sackcloth and ashes and walk mindfully on Trinity Drive toward Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the birthplace of the atomic bomb.
 
At 2:30 p.m., participants will sit down in silence for 30 minutes to meditate, pray and mournfully remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and envision a day when nuclear weapons will no longer exist. Afterward, participants will walk back to Ashley Pond Park for reflection, music and speakers.
Find more news at nuclearactive.org.
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