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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

2009 Peace Memorial Ceremony

DATE: August 6, 2009
TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. (JST)
LOCATION: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

 (Dedication of Water    Citizen representatives of Hiroshima)

1 Opening

2 Dedication of the Register of the Names of the Fallen Atomic Bomb Victims
Mayor of Hiroshima
Representatives of bereaved families
3 Address
Chairperson of the Hiroshima City Council

4 Dedication of flowers

Mayor of Hiroshima

Chairperson of the Hiroshima City Council

Representatives of bereaved families (One representative from Hiroshima City, two from other prefectures), representative of children

Representatives of atomic bomb survivors (Two representatives from Hiroshima City, two from Hiroshima Prefecture)

Distinguished guests

Hiroshima Citizens’ representatives (95)

5 Silent Prayer and Peace Bell
  (for one minute from 8:15)
The bell is rung by one representative of bereaved families and one representative of children

6 Peace Declaration
Mayor of Hiroshima

7 Release of Doves
(Approximately 1,000 doves are released)

8 Commitment to Peace
Children's representatives(2)

9 Addresses
Prime Minister of Japan
Governor of Hiroshima
Secretary General of the United Nations

10 Hiroshima Peace Song
Chorus (approx. 450 members)
Wind ensemble (approx. 280 members)

11 Closing

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Citizens Affairs Bureau
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Hiroshima 730-8586 JAPAN

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