Remembering the lessons of past horrors

A peace vigil in Winsted was held on Monday, Aug. 6, to remind community members of the horrors of war and nuclear destruction. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — During the final stages of World War II, in August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. More than 200,000 people died as a result of the bombings. 

Seventy-three years after the bombings, the Winsted Area Peace Action Group, in conjunction with Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Mass., held a peace vigil at East End Park on Monday, Aug. 6. 

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