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Annual Sackcloth And Ashes Hiroshima Day Peace Vigil Comes To Los Alamos Aug. 5

on July 28, 2017 - 8:47am

Scene from a previous sackcloth and ashes peace vigil gathering at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/CCNS

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People are scheduled to gather at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos to participate in the annual sackcloth and ashes peace vigil to commemorate Hiroshima Day.
Former Catholic priest John Dear and Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico, will be speaking at the Peace Vigil.
There will be a quiet walk, then sitting in sackcloth and ashes for 30 minutes, then returning to the park, where participants will reflect together on the experience as well as the current United Nations movement to outlaw nuclear weapons. Some 122 countries voted July 7 for the United Nations to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries can sign the Treaty when the United Nations General Assembly meets at its Annual Meeting, beginning Sept. 20.
Participants at the Aug. 5 vigil are advised to bring water, an umbrella and a peace sign. Sackcloths and ashes will be provided. 
For information, contact Bud Ryan at