Sixty-three years ago this week, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the United States and around the world, people will commemorate the lives lost and the destruction and horror that those weapons brought on August 6 and 9, 1945, and beyond.
And what are you doing to remember this? What am I doing to remember this? What have any of us done in the past to make sure this does not happen again? What can we do in the future to make sure it WILL NOT happen again?
I hope that all of us take time to reflect on the damage that humans inflict on other humans, justifying it with “God says” or “It’s my right” or “I’m better than you” or any other such nonsensical phrases that start these dreadful wars.
Would that I could live to see the end of wars and true peace throughout the whole world. However, I don’t hold out much hope for that, knowing what the human race is capable of.
But, please, let’s all try to have a little peace in our own parts of the world and try to spread that out to others – maybe SOMEDAY it will truly happen. “Let there be Peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.”