Lanterns mark atomic bombings

Victims of two atomic bombings will be remembered at a special lantern ceremony on Aug. 6.

Victims of two atomic bombings will be remembered at a special lantern ceremony on Aug. 6 at Esquimalt Gorge Park.

The event marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War.

Lantern making starts at 7 p.m., with words and songs of peace at 7:30 p.m., followed by floating the lanterns in the Gorge. Lanterns with battery candles may be placed on the lawn.

The event is sponsored by the Victoria Raging Grannies, Victoria Peace Coalition and Canadian Department of Peace Initiative.