Peace vigil in East End Park

Members of The Winsted Area Peace Action group and campers from Camp Kinderland stood in East End Park on Sunday, Aug. 6, in a vigil to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED —  The Winsted Area Peace Action group, in conjunction with Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Mass., held a vigil to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday, Aug. 6 at East End Park.

More than 10 members of the group took part in the event along with more than 50 campers.

During the final stages of World War II in August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the two cities in Japan.

Over 200,000 people died as a result of injuries and radiation poisoning in the bombings.

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