Every year, for the past three decades and more, Salisbury CND has organised a Candle Float to remember those who died when two nuclear weapons were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year sees the passing of 75 years since the two bombs were dropped but the Covid-19 pandemic means that groups such as Salisbury CND cannot organise a large public event. As an alternative, Salisbury CND filmed a very special Candle Float and hopes you will find it a good substitute in the difficult circumstances that we all face.
Here is what the group has said about the video:
“We feel strongly that nuclear weapons have no place in this world.
“As Salisbury CND, we feel very grateful to have received a letter this year from the Mayor of Hiroshima. Our film is inspired by his words. The coloured rectangular lanterns that you will see mingling with our own floating candles are similar in design to those used in Hiroshima’s own Candle Float. Two styles of lantern symbolise the unity of purpose of our two groups have in bringing about the elimination of nuclear weapons.
“We hope you will be moved by the film, and do please share this link with your friends.”