Here peace lanterns float down the Milwaukee River at an event sponsored annually by Peace Action Wisconsin, a member organization of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ). The Lanterns for Peace event is held the first week of August to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Diane Farsetta from WNPJ explained that “people of all ages—and many families—come together to reflect on this part of our history and to learn about issues of nuclear disarmament. Each person can draw whatever they’d like on the lanterns, which are lit at dusk and floated en masse. It’s a beautiful representation of our stance in opposition to the use of nuclear weapons.”