August 6th, 2021 — Silent peace walk in Montpelier, Vermont, 76 years to the hour after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Origami Peace Crane sent to Vermont from Hiroshima
Origami oeace crane handcrafted by Takako Shimizu

Peace Walk sponsored by Buddhist Peace Action Vermont
Silent peace walk down State Street, Montpelier, Vermont
Singing peace songs
Musician, Rik Palieri
Sending flowers down Winooski River with commitments to work for peace
photos courtescy of YoricksRise, Kenric Kite,
A flower for peace


August 6, 2021 – at 6:45 pm

Remembering Hiroshima Peace Walk & Ceremony

All are welcome to gather at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, to carry paper cranes made in Hiroshima on the 76th anniversary of the bombing.  We will walk silently down State Street, pausing at 7:15 when the bomb was dropped while church bells toll, then to Montpelier High School to sing peace songs, reflect, and send flowers down the Winooski River with commitments to peace for our planet.

Remembering Hiroshima Peace Walk & Ceremony

Event:             Remembering Hiroshima Peace Walk & Ceremony

When:             August 6, 2021

Where:            Starting at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier

                       The annual Remembering Hiroshima Peace Walk and Ceremony on August 6 began at 6:45 p.m. at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in downtown Montpelier and proceeded in silence down State Street to the high school. Participants carried peace cranes made and donated by a Hiroshima resident whose family experienced the bombing. At 7:15 p.m., the exact time of the dropping of the bomb, the bells of Christ Church chimed 76 times, once for every year since the bombing. Upon arrival at Montpelier High School, a short ceremony took place in which we shared our thoughts on peace and war and sang favorite peace songs, culminating in sending flowers with intentions for peace down the Winooski river. All welcome to participate.