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The "Bell of Peace" model was sent as a gift by the Mayor of Nagasaki to the City of Richland, Washington, on the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing. Richland is the home of the Hanford Nuclear Site, where the plutonium for the Nagasaki atomic bomb was produced.
The original Bell, a symbol of peace in Nagasaki, was recovered near ground zero from the ruins of Urakami Cathedral and rung everyday to console the survivors of the atomic bombing. Richland's "Bell of Peace" model is rung every August 9 at the Atomic Cities Peace Memorial ceremony.
In accordance with the Memorial's theme of reconciliation, the "Bell of Peace" is rung for those who died on both sides of the war for the Americans who died at Pearl Harbor as well as for the Japanese who died in Nagasaki.
to an interview about Richland's "Bell of Peace" on Northwest Public Radio,
August 8, 2005.
Letters from the Mayors of Nagasaki
"World Citizens for Peace and The Bomb"
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