Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Lanterns for Peace -- a glowing peace flotilla with a cargo of hopes and dreams illuminates the darkness

Lanterns for Peace Shadowed by Ominous Cloud 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.

  Peace Bridge
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.

  Family Launching their Lanterns for Peace 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.

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