Lanterns for Peace Madison – Aug 9, 6:30 pm

Join us for this family friendly event to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 76 years ago and make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place.

Tenney Park
402 N Thornton Ave, Madison

More information at psr-wisconsin.org/lanterns-for-peace-2021

Why Safe Skies Clean Water WI is co-sponsoring this event:

  • Each F-35 jet can carry two nuclear warheads up to four times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. They are specifically designed to carry the variable yield B61-12 thermonuclear bomb. Some military officials and politicians seem to think that using a “small” nuclear bomb is acceptable.
  • The Department of Defense designated the F-35 as a part of its strategic nuclear bomber force in the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.  The F-35 is meant to be a first strike bomber – not a defense vehicle.
  • While we have “assurances” from the Air Force, Air National Guard, and Senator Tammy Baldwin that Madison & Dane County are nuclear-free zones and there will be no nuclear weapons here, pilots will be training at Truax to fly the F-35s. They can pick up the bombs elsewhere.

The event will be open to the public to attend at Tenney Park outside of the John Wall Family Pavilion and the entire event will be held outdoors. You are welcome to mail in your lantern if you cannot be in attendance.

  • Open to public at 6:30pm for people to create lanterns
  • Program starts at 7:30pm
  • Lanterns launched at dusk – approximately 7:45-8:00pm
  • Sunset is 8:10pm

Hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin

Event Sponsors:

  • First Unitarian Society Justice Ministry
  • Interfaith Peace Working Group
  • Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
  • Nukewatch
  • Outrider Foundation
  • Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice