The age of nuclear terror began in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and ever since we have lived under the shadow of the mushroom cloud that rose over the indescribable horror. Lanterns for Peace at the Tenney Park Lagoon was held on the 67th anniversary. By a strange coincidence, there was a cloud on the horizon Monday night that struck some as an ominous reminder.
This year's Lanterns for Peace observance on Hiroshima Day was especially moving and poignant, coming as it did the day after the tragic events at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek.
Children and parents alike were entranced by the beauty of the flickering candles in the paper lanterns decorated with origami cranes, peace symbols and heartfelt wishes for peace. The little illuminated boats drifted slowly into the night with their cargo of hopes and dreams.