SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Monday marks the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Community members gathered at Syracuse City Hall for the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Dramatic Procession, to remember and honor the hundreds of thousands of people who were killed, injured, or impacted by the atomic bombs.
The Syracuse Peace Council and Peace Action of CNY have committed themselves to putting an end to what they call nuclear terror. The groups believe that the use of nuclear power leads to nuclear weapons.
"It's important to remember this day because we never want it to happen again, essentially. Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction. Nuclear weapons are weapons of terrorism. We believe that nobody in the World is safe until every Nuclear weapon has been dismantled," said Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre, Peace Action of CNY staff organizer.
The groups are fearful of the impact a meltdown would have on communities surrounding a nuclear plant.