On August 9 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, just three days after the destruction and huge loss of life caused when the city of Hiroshima was attacked. The city of Nagasaki was not the intended target, but attacked simply because of the lack of fuel in the plane delivering the bomb, squashing any claim that the bombing was “necessary” or “justified”.
The destruction and death was even greater than seen in Hiroshima. The bomb, known as “Fat Man” killed over 120,000 people and destroyed huge parts of the city. Like the other nuclear bombing before, the United States has never apologised for its actions.
As we remember Nagasaki Day Christian CND is urging members and supporters to join us in prayer for those who suffered as a result of the bombing, losing loved ones, experiencing health conditions and many other ways people suffer. We also remember those who continue to suffer to this day, including the people who were evacuated from Hiroshima to Nagasaki only to experience the same thing shortly afterwards.
We will continue to seek to honour their memory by working and praying ceaselessly for a nuclear weapons-free world.