Hiroshima Peace Park

The first atomic bomb burst in the sky over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and raised the curtain on the tragedy of mankind's entrance into the Nuclear Age. It gave warning that the human race may destroy itself through war. It confronted us with the dilemma we are forced to resolve: "Which shall it be, War or Peace?"

For everyone on the face of the earth now compelled to live in the Nuclear Age, the experience of Hiroshima becomes both a waring and a foundation on which to build peace. We of this city deeply feel its awesome and historic meaning.

The knowledge and wisdom of all men must be gathered and employed to build eternal peace. The tremendous effort which men now expend on war shall be rechanneled into planning for and building a mutually supportive community

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