RICHLAND, Wash. -- Thursday night, people in Richland remembered the bombing of Nagasaki. It happened 62 years ago. At the gathering people used music, candles, and a gift directly from Japan to celebrate the lives of those that were killed.
A bell given to Richland back in 1985 by the governor of Nagasaki was brought out Thursday and was rung in memory of those who lost their lives, the Americans at Pearl Harbor and the Japanese who died in Nagasaki. The bell is called the Bell of Peace and is a model of one that was found near ground zero in the Japanese city.
A ring of candles called the candles of peace were also lit at the ceremony. People at the event said that they hope remembering the Nagasaki bombing helps people work towards peace in today's world.