Additionally, Nashville Mayor John Cooper has issued a proclamation declaring Aug. 5th – 12th as Nashville-Kamakura Peace Week, urging people in both cities to commemorate the occasion by participating in a bell ringing ceremony, either individually at home, virtually, or in some safe public area while observing all public health orders and advisories.
“In the spirit of citizen diplomacy, we encourage organizations and individuals across the city to ring bells at this designated time,” said Sarah Lingo, SCN Executive Director. “We hope people from all across the city will participate in or be able to hear this peaceful gesture.”
Communities and individuals can choose to participate in the simultaneous bell-ringing or can create their own ceremony at 6:15 pm (CDT) on Aug. 5th, or at 9:01 pm (CDT) on Aug. 8th to coincide with the actual times and dates the atomic bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. Further information and helpful materials are available at https://sistercities.org/2020/07/15/u-s-japan-sister-cities-bell-ringing-75-years-of-peace-since-hiroshima-nagasaki/.