Vigil to remember victims of nuclear war

Associated Press file photoPeople from Japan hold photos of the aftermath of the 1945 bombing of their nation at a demonstration in New York.

A silent vigil will be held Aug. 6 to remember all people lost to nuclear war.

The Merrimack Valley People for Peace will host the vigil, which will take place in front of Old Town Hall from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The vigil will remember the victims killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as those killed in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq, according to a press release on the event.

The event is open to the public. Participants will receive an origami crane, which is the symbol of the Hiroshima survivors.

The Merrimack Valley People for Peace is a nonprofit educational organization which advocates for peace, justice, and the environment. Membership includes residents from across the Merrimack Valley and neighboring communities.

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