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Proclamation Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial Day August 2017Report from Oak Bay, B.C., Canada
On May 17, Mayor Nils Jensen of the District of Oak Bay issued a Proclamation to designate August 6th, 2017 as Hiroshima Memorial Day and August 9th, 2017 as Nagasaki Memorial Day in Oak Bay, a day to remember the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and to renew the commitment to ensuring freedom from the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Dr. Jonathan Down, a local physician who has done much to advocate for a nuclear-weapon free world, proposed the Proclamation to the Mayor.