Sixty-five years ago today, the B-29 superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb, code-named “Little Boy” over Hiroshima, Japan, killing 140,000 people. Here’s what we wrote last year on this solemn occasion. This year a representative of the US government attended the commemoration ceremony for the first time. The U.S. is currently pursuing two wars, with civilian casualties everyday. Today is a day to hope and work for peace.

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