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Friday, May 27, 2016

President Barack Obama makes history as he visits Hiroshima for Peace Memorial


Today President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial commemorating the 140,000 estimated to have died from the attack.  He became the first sitting U. S. president to set foot on the site of the world's first nuclear attack.

In his speech Obama said, 

"Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us," Obama warned. "The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well. That is why we come to this place."

"We have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. Someday the voices of the hibakusha will no longer be with us to bear witness," he said, using the Japanese term for survivors of the nuclear blasts.

The Peace Memorial park he visited Friday afternoon marks the darkest days of Hiroshima, where about 350,000 Japanese civilians and military personnel were living on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the bomb fell.

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