Lantern lighting ceremony will mark atomic bombings

Interfaith Paths to Peace will mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, with a traditional Asian lantern lighting and floating ceremony at 8 p.m. Aug. 9.

The event will take place at Willow Lake at the corner of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive, and participants are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs “to join us in this uplifting family-friendly gathering,” said Terry Taylor, executive director of Interfaith Paths to Peace.

In addition to the lantern lighting ceremony, the event will also feature an Asian lion dance, chanting by Tibetan monks, prayer and music. There will also be readings and the telling of the stories of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

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