The remembrance is sponsored by the local affiliate of Pax Christi, the national Catholic peace movement, but George McShea, who'll be emceeing the gathering, emphasizes that "the prayer service will be interfaith, ecumenical. Everybody's welcome."
Also speaking with be Michio Taniwaki, a Hiroshima survivor who'll bring home the message that the atomic attacks on August 6 and August 9, 1945, are anything but ancient history -- and McShea notes that there's a local hook, too.
"Within the State of Colorado, there are 49 nuclear weapons on trigger alert, meaning they're ready go to at quick notice," he says, adding, "Our future, or lack of a future, depends on nuclear weapons."
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