Thursday, August 6, marks 70 years since the first U.S. nuclear bombing of Japan, and the Lanterns for Peace event marks the call for a nuclear-free world. Join in this year’s family-friendly event at Vilas Park in Madison, including floating peace lanterns on the Vilas Park Lagoon. The event begins at 7:00 p.m., with a program at 7:30.
Lanterns for Peace commemorations are organized worldwide during early August to remember the devastating humanitarian effects of the nuclear bombs used during World War II. The local event is hosted, in part, by member groups Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.