Hiroshima tree celebration will be August 6

Jul 29, 2017

Rochester — A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on August 6, at the Dexter Lane Ballfield (55 Dexter Lane, Rochester MA) to celebrate the gift and planting of a ginkgo tree sapling from a tree that survived the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. August 6 is the 72nd anniversary of the bombing.

Rochester is a "Tree City USA," designated by the National Arbor Day Foundation. By planting this tree, Rochester will join such places as the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, California and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland, both of whom have planted Hiroshima saplings.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony.

 

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