To the Editor:
Thank you for your coverage of the annual Hyde Park peace and justice community remembrance of the day the first nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima: August 6, 1945.
The Herald photographer Spencer Bibbs’ photo, which appears in color on the front page, captured four of the participants and the essence of what went on; however, Dave Kraft’s creditials were not detailed in the photo. He is the director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service based in Chicago. Two important comments, including a correction, also must be made about the coverage of this year’s event:
First, Bradford Lyttle, who was the catalyst for this event once again, and who takes on the responsibility of setting up the sound system every year, and also brings information and models to educate the public, deserves recognition. Brad also spoke briefly about “why we are gathered at this historical spot on this day.” Too bad he wasn’t in the photograph.
Secondly, the caption for the photo said that we met on Monday; we, in fact, met on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
And finally, I would like to encourage all readers to mark this date on their calendars for next year: Aug.6, 2015, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
I would also like to express thanks to the University of Chicago for understanding the community’s need to gather at the Henry Moore sculpture, “Nuclear Energy,” which marks the location of where the nuclear age began.