This statue of Kannon, the merciful goddess of peace, was erected to honor 4,000 school children, victims of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945.
On this day, on the 71st anniversary of the nuclear bombing of HIroshima, let us renew our commitment to peace and justice, individually and collectively. Let us strive to overcome differences with understanding, animosity with patience, and conflict with courage and determination. May peace always be our goal.
Image: Kannon, Merciful Goddess of Peace by Hoko Sunahara, 1966.