I am Yuko Gulda and I would like to take the opportunity to present my project. My sincerest wish is that August 8th should become officially a world-wide ATOMIC BOMB MEMORIAL DAY.
The annual event is recorded on a DVD and was called by its Japanese name, GENBAKU NO HI. It took place at the United Nations International Center Vienna. We owe our gratitude to the NGO Committee on Peace Vienna and UNIS Vienna for the realization of this memorial event.
For quite a long time, people in many cities all over the world have been holding events that commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
There are marches throughout the towns holding candlelight or the candles which are placed in paper lanterns and floated down streams and rivers – all in an effort to keep this tragic loss of innocent life in mind. Some have evolved into beautiful, spiritual annual ceremonies, almost goodwill celebrations.