Hiroshima Day commemorates the destruction brought on by nuclear war and attempts to increase global awareness of nuclear disarmament.
Every year on August 6, Hiroshima Day is observed to celebrate the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city during World War 2. The bombing caused more than 35,000 injuries and about 80,000 deaths very immediately. Massive structural damage was also caused, with 69 percent of Hiroshima’s buildings being completely destroyed. The terrible incident happened on August 6, 1945. On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki also received a second nuclear blast. In the second bombing, 74,000 people died. The episodes indicate the only instances in which nuclear weapons have been used in hostilities.
Japan had resisted capitulation before the Allied Forces during World War 2 and was still resisting. On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber unleashed an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima to compel its surrender. 39 percent of the city’s population perished as a result of this terrible conduct. Three days later, the US bombed Nagasaki once more.
On August 15, after seeing the destruction brought on by the bombings, Japanese Emperor Hirohito made the radio announcement of his nation’s unconditional surrender in World War II. For many years, the residents of the two cities had to deal with devastating nuclear bombardment impacts.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki occurred 77 years ago this year. Every year on this day, a peace ceremony is held in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. There, many of the attack’s survivors congregate to pay respects to the innocent lives killed in the blast. In Eyre Square in Galway, the Galway Alliance Against War hosts a yearly event to commemorate the day.
Somewhere between 129,000 and 226,000 people died as a result of the two nuclear bombs. Radiation exposure, commonly known as “atomic bomb disease,” caused substantial health problems such an increased chance of cancer, birth deformities, severe mental diseases, and other issues
Hiroshima Day serves as a reminder of the devastation caused by nuclear warfare and aims to raise awareness about nuclear disarmament throughout the world.