It seems that today we live in an even more troubled time then we did more then 60 years ago.
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, our country was then fully immersed into a world war.
The United States was fighting in Europe and the Pacific. After the fall of Germany that the focus was to defeat Japan and end the bloody war. What a difficult decision it was for President Truman to order the dropping of the atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. President Truman and the rest of the world wanted the war to end as soon as possible if not there would be thousands if not millions of people killed.
I totally agree with what President Truman did, but I ask you, especially if you have family members from that "great generation," to watch a program on HBO this month called "White Light/Black Rain." It tells about what it was like after the bombs had been dropped on Japan and from their viewpoint.
We can never ever allow atomic weapons to be used again. They are the worst of the worst of weapons man has ever created. Let's try to stop this madness of creating more nuclear weapons by showing the horrible pictures and memories of those days.
We should never forget the Titanic, the Challenger, the Columbia, Pearl Harbor or Sept. 11, the assassinations of presidents Lincoln and Kennedy and men of peace, Robert Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, the human suffering of slavery and the holocaust -- and ask that the world never forget the atomic bomb victims so that it doesn't happen again.
Today we have 400,000 times as much destructive power as we did during World War II. Please watch this program and I'm sure you will wish as I do -- that the atomic bomb was never discovered.