Good morning everyone present here, today I am going to give a speech on Hiroshima Day. Harry S. Truman, the United States president at the time, made a choice 71 years ago. He made the decision to wage nuclear war on Japan, with whom they were at war. Ironically, a choice was made that resulted in the death of thousands of people in the name of rescuing thousands of lives from the never-ending battle. Hiroshima Day honors the events of August 6, 1945, when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and another one was dropped on Nagasaki.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US and Japan essentially brought an end to World War II, albeit at a horrific cost. The two cities were demolished, and it is estimated that 200,000 people died as a result of injuries and sickness, most of them civilians. Around the world, antiwar and nuclear disarmament movements gained strength.
Hiroshima Day is currently a focal point for anti-war and anti-nuclear talks and demonstrations, even if the argument over the US choice to bomb remains. Japan emerged from the ruins thanks to the people’s collective vision, commitment, and labor, and it now has the third largest economy in the world. The day serves as a reminder to all of us of the irony of murdering thousands to save thousands, the horrible destruction caused by war, and the necessity and significance of world peace and harmony in the modern era.
So friends, let’s all take a pledge today that we will always cooperate to disseminate the message of respect for one another, peace, and harmony and that we will never support acts of violence.