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Peace commemoration service at Manchester Museum

03 Aug 2018

Manchester Museum will host Manchester's annual commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagaski atomic weapon attacks and civilian vicitms of war and terrorism

Peace crane

Members of each of Manchester's faith communities are invited to Manchester City Council's annual peace commemoration service for the 73rd anniversary of the atomic attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to remember all civilians killed in war or terrorism since 1945.

Manchester City Council is a Vice President of Mayors for Peace and the event shows its solidarity with Hiroshima, Nagasaki and all towns and cities badly affected by war and terrorism.

The event takes place on 6 August from 10am until 11am and will be led by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and include readings, poetry, reflection and the laying of a white flowered wreath.

It will be held in the Museum's Living World gallery adjacent to the Peace Exhibit.

Following the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to fold a peace crane or bee.

All are welcome.