On August 9 at 8:00 pm PDT, the park will host Lights for Peace at the Fingernail Stage in Howard Amon Park in Richland, Washington. The program will feature music from the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, a guest speaker, and an opportunity to ring a peace bell. Visitors will also have an opportunity to walk a path lit with luminarias for a quiet, contemplative experience based on their own personal reasons for participating.
We are offering this Lights for Peace experience to mark the atomic bombings of Japan in the final days of World War II and to recognize the historical trauma of these events. Lights for Peace aims to provide an opportunity to remember and reflect on these world-changing events of 78 years ago.
Visit https://www.nps.gov/mapr/learn/days-of-peace-and-remembrance.htm for details on all these events.
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Photo Caption: Lights for Peace at Howard Amon Park.
Photo Credit: NPS