Friday, May 27, 2016

 

Beautifully judged words from #Obama at #Hiroshima

'We stand here... and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell... and listen to a silent cry' #Hiroshima



#Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in atomic-bombed #Hiroshima


U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, the first city devastated by an atomic bomb.

Accompanied by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama laid a wreath of flowers at the cenotaph dedicated to victims of the August 1945 atomic bombing by the United States, with hibakusha atomic bomb survivors in attendance.

The president also toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum where tattered clothes worn by hibakusha, among other items, and records of the atrocity brought about by the nuclear weapon are on display.

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