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Bells To Ring For Universal Peace Day

Olga Lednichenko, flickr

Bells will be ringing Monday evening to commemorate Universal Peace Day and the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

In New York, in Sullivan County, Bethel Woods Centers for the Arts will join in a global event of ringing bells to Stand Up for Peace and A World Without War. The gathering is to commemorate Universal Peace Day and at the exact moment of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The informal ceremony at Bethel Woods will begin at 7:00 p.m, with the ringing of its Shohola Bells at 7:15. Other sites where bells will ring include in New York City; Stamford, Connecticut; Hiroshima, Japan; Montreal; New Zealand; Australia; and Mexico. Universal Peace Day began in 1984 in New York City’s Central Park, where singer Peter Yarrow and others performed before a candle-lighting ceremony at the exact moment of the Hiroshima bombing.