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Each year, as the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima comes round, Hastings against War floats lanterns
at sunset on the boating lake at Alexandra Park, Hastings, to remember victims of the bombing of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, and to unite with the Japanese tradition of floating lanterns.|
In 2019 Cllr Nigel Sinden, Mayor of Hastings and Mayor for Peace, welcomed participants.
Thanks to Las Pasionarias for leading the singing, |
and to the Soka Gakkai Buddists for their chanting.
Thanks to Fiona MacGregor for reading the HAW Statement,|
and to Emily John for sharing the poem Bamboo Thicket by Toshi Maruki (1954).
Thanks to Khosrow Poolad and Cheryl White for providing this year's photographs,|
and to Hastings Trades Council for sharing their PA equipment,
and to Fernando for fishing lanterns out of the lake,
and to John Enefer for his media releases,
and to Rona - for putting it all together!