73rd Annual Commemoration Service for A-Bomb Victims and Survivors

The Hiroshima Peace Flame is housed at Koyasan Buddhist Temple.

This year marks 73 years since atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki — the only times nuclear weapons have been used during warfare.

The American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors and Koyasan Buddhist Temple invite the public to attend the 73rd annual commemoration service for A-bomb victims and survivors as they offer prayers to those who have passed and support the survivors who are still with us.

This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Jimmy Hara, vice president of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and doctor of family medicine at Kaiser Permanente. He also served as PSR-LA’s president for 15 years and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.