Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is dedicated to the first city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.
As with all memorials, it serves as a reminder. Although all those lives are gone, they are not forgotten. The war is also gone, but will not be forgotten.
Towards the centre of the park is a monument that holds the names of all the people killed by the bomb.
The monument is aligned in such a way that when we look through the arch, we see the Peace Flame and theHiroshima Peace Memorial (i.e. Genbaku Dome or A-Bomb Dome).
The dome marks where the first atomic bomb exploded on the morning of August 6, 1945. It is the skeleton of the actual building that was there that day. What we see is what remained and has been preserved.
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