Peace walk marks Hiroshima anniversary

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Peace walk marks Hiroshima anniversary

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:18 PM

BOISE --  August 6th marks the 67th Anniversary of the bombings in Hiroshima.

Monday night the Snake River Alliance and the Idaho Peace Coalition hosted a Peace Walk from the Anne Frank Memorial, to Julia Davis Park and back to commemorate and honor the victims.

Organizers say it was a time to reflect-- but also think about non-violent means to difficult issues.

"When you look at what's occurred in our world since then, the weapons have changed but the violence, the impact, the destruction is still there... We still haven't really gotten a good hold on violence and conflict so though it happened long ago, it's still relevant today," said Mark Masarik with the Idaho Peace Coalition.

Also on the walk, peace cranes, sent from Hiroshima were hung on the bridge-- and will remain there through August 9th.

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