Bangor peace activists commemorate atomic bomb attacks | News
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - It has been 67 years since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The blasts killed at least 150,000 people and leveled the cities.
Saturday in Bangor people came together to remember those who lost their lives in the bombings.
The event was sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center.
The group read a statement from the mayor of Hiroshima and people outlined their bodies in chalk to symbolize the loss of innocent life.
"I think the world wants nuclear energy for peaceful uses for generations of electricity," says Al Larson from the Veterans for Peace, "But I don't think there is any good use for nuclear weapons."