Memorial Lantern Ceremony: Hiroshima, Never Again! August 06, 2021 at 8:00pm - 9pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) 400 Block Mowbray Arch Norfolk , VA, VA 23507 United States Contact person: Kim Williams

Hosted by: Norfolk Catholic Worker

Since 1948, Hiroshima, Japan has remembered the victims of the world's first atomic bombing by floating paper lanterns on the Motoyasu River, where thousands of people perished on August 6, 1945. The practice has spread across the world in the years since, remembering not only the 140,000, mostly civilians, killed, but the imperative for global nuclear disarmament as well.

Inspired by this gentle communal ritual for peace, the Norfolk Catholic Worker will host a lantern ceremony at the Hague Park in Norfolk. The event will take place on Mowbray Arch (400 block) at the intersection of Botetourt St. (400 block) by the footbridge over the water. Parking is on Mowbray Arch between the footbridge and the Chrysler Museum, and on Botetourt St.
Homemade lanterns will be provided. Bring your mask, we will be social distancing