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Committing to a More Peaceful World While Commemorating Hiroshima Day

As a haunting reminder of the destructive power of the atomic bomb, August 6 is Hiroshima Day, when the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to mourn and commemorate the victims of the detonation of the atomic bomb in that city by the United States on August 6, 1945.

The bombing of Hiroshima instantly killed almost 80,000 people and resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands more afterward from radiation exposure. While the day is honored annually in Hiroshima itself before the Memorial Cenotaph in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, it has also become an annual day of mourning worldwide, as well as an opportunity to commit to a more peaceful world. Nagasaki Day is also commemorated in similar fashion annually on August 9.

Learn more about this day in history and experience art, photos, and stories of some of the survivors in this archived webinar from the United Nations for last year’s commemoration here.

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Observing Wounded Knee Day

Also known as Wounded Knee Day of Reflection, Wounded Knee Day honors the memory of the over 200 (some estimate as many as 300) Lakota Sioux men, women, and children who were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

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Celebrating Native American Heritage in November

With over 9 million Native Americans in the United States today, from over 500 different federally recognized tribes, and with 29 of those tribes within the state of Washington. PSESD is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month (also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) and pay tribute to the diversity, rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans in our districts. 

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