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26 Monuments Related to Nagasaki
But Not In Nagasaki (Japan)

Above image shows replica of Nagasaki peace bell at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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June 8, 1954 - Japanese Peace Bell, West Court Garden, Secretariat Building, United Nations (UN), New York City, New York (USA). Cast (including coins & metal from about 60 UN member countries) by Chiyoji Nakagawa [1905-1972] on October 24, 1952, at "the Tada Factory" (Japan). Gift to the UN from the UN Assn. of Japan. Foundation of bell pavilion contains soil from Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Click here for Wikipedia article. Entry #756 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). Click here for Japanese website about the bell.

1955 - Nagasaki/St. Paul Sister City Relationship, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA). "The oldest such relationship between Asian and American cities.
September 26, 1961 - B-29 Bomber "Bockscar" at the National Musuem of the US Air Force, Wright-Paterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio (USA). Preservation of the plane that bombed Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Dayton is also home to the Dayton International Peace Museum. Visited by EWL.

December 21, 1965 - Graphite Reactor (X-10), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA). Enrico Fermi was present when the reactor went critical the night of November 3-4, 1943. Produced first plutonium (as used for the Trinity test & the Nagasaki bomb.) Operated until 1963. Designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) on December 21, 1965. Open to public during Knoxville World's Fair in 1982. Not open to public since September 11, 2001, except on guided bus tours in the Summer for American citizens only. Image shows how X-10 was part of ORNL logo.
December 21, 1965 - Trinity Site Monument, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) -- former Alamogordo Bombing Range, US Army, Alamagordo, New Mexico (USA), where the first atomic explosion took place on July 16, 1945. National Historic Landmark (NHL). Open to public two days a year (as shown in image). Click here to see the plaques on the stone monument.

August 6, 1975 - Peace Resource Center (PRC), Wilmington College of Ohio, Wilmington, Ohio (USA). Has "the world's largest collection (outside of Japan) of reference materials related to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki." "By 1975, Barbara Leonard Reynolds [1915-1990] was ready for something new and founded what would be the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington, College in Ohio. Here she stored information about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as her own personal library. It was opened on August 6, 1975 [30th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb], amidst the 30 years Conference that she had planned. People from all over came to this remembrance, many of them old friends of Barbara's. She was the director here for four years before she left in 1979, feeling that she did not have the freedom to live up to the Hibakusha's expectations while in an academic setting." Entry #820 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). One of 27 US museums in "Museums for Peace Worldwide" edited by Kazuyo Yamane (2008).
1979 - Como Ordway Japanese Garden, Como Regional Park, 1325 Aida Place, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA). "Designed by Masami Matsuda of Nagasaki in the Chisen-Kkaiyu style. The plans for this garden were sent to St. Paul as a gift recognizing the relationship between these sister cities."
1984 - Constellation Earth, Snyder Traffic Circle, Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). "An eight-foot sphere celebrating the global family." Duplicate of bronze sculpture by Paul Theodore Granlund [1925-2003] which the City of St. Paul, Minnesota (USA), presented in 1992 to Nagasaki (Japan) for the "Peace Symbols Zone" in Nagasaki Peace Park. Photo by EWL.
August 9, 1985 - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Art Room, Richland Public Library, Richland, Washington (USA), city adjacent to Hanford Nuclear Site where the plutonium was produced which fueled the Trinity Test on July 16 and the Nagasaki bomb on August 9, 1945. Miniature of western style bell from Urakami Cathedral. Gift by the Mayor of Nagasaki (Japan) to the City of Richland on the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

1986 - Constellation Earth,, Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (USA). "An eight-foot sphere celebrating the global family." Duplicate of bronze sculpture by Paul Theodore Granlund [1925-2003] which the City of St. Paul, Minnesota (USA), presented in 1992 to Nagasaki (Japan) for the "Peace Symbols Zone" in Nagasaki Peace Park.
June 1, 1988 - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery, St. Petersburg (Russia). Western style bell. "Gift from the Nagasaki people to Leningrad." In 1985, the USSR erected a "Statue of Peace" in Nagasaki's Peace Symbols Zone (qv).
June 1, 1990 - 509th Composite Group Monument, in parking lot of West Wendover Visitor Center, West Wendover, Nevada (USA), where the B-29 crews trained before being deployed to Tinian Island for the missions which bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Wendover and West Wendover are on the border between Utah and Nevada. Dedicated by retired General Paul Tibbets [1915-2007], former commander of the 509th Composite Group and pilot of the B-29 "Enola Gay" on August 6, 1945.
August 6, 1990 - Association for the Flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Tokyo (Japan). "We hereby pledge to keep burning the A-bomb flame[s from Hiroshima & Nagasaki], convinced that this monument should contribute to strengthening the worldwide people’s movement to abolish nuclear weapons and achieve peace, which is the most urgent task for the people across the borders." Photo by EWL.
December 7, 1990 - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Honolulu Hale (City Hall), Honolulu, Hawaii (USA). Western style bell. Photo shows release of doves in mourning for loss of life due to the collision of the submarine USS Greenville with the Japanese fishing boat Ehime Maru on February 9, 2001.

1994 - Constellation Earth,, Sherer Spring Garden, Upper Iowa University, 605 Washington Street, Fayette, Iowa (USA). "An eight-foot sphere celebrating the global family." Duplicate of bronze sculpture by Paul Theodore Granlund [1925-2003] which the City of St. Paul, Minnesota (USA), presented in 1992 to Nagasaki (Japan) for the "Peace Symbols Zone" in Nagasaki Peace Park.
Date? - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Peace Memorial Museum (East Building), Hiroshima (Japan). Miniature replica of the Western style bell from Urakami Cathedral which survived the A-bomb blast on August 9, 1945. Presented by Hiroshima-Nagasaki City Affiliation of Peace & Culture. Click here to see peace monuments in Nagasaki. Photo by EWL.

August 9, 1995 - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima (Japan). Miniature replica of the Western style bell from Urakami Cathedral which survived the A-bomb blast on August 9, 1945. Presented by Rengo Nagasaki to Rengo Hiroshima on 50th anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb. Click here to see peace monuments in Nagasaki.
August 21, 1995 - Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Regional Park, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA). On plaque at the labyrinth's center: "Dedicated August 21st in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Saint Paul / Nagasaki Sister City relationship, in memory of Karen S. Kunzman. She had a Japanese Heart.” Intended, in part, to replace former street named for Nagasaki.

May 3, 1996 - International Friendship Bell, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA). Represents 50th anniversary of the City of Oak Ridge. Paid for in part by contributons by the people of sister city Naka-Machi (Japan). Only inscriptions on the bell are PEACE, INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP, and the dates of Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and VJ Day. Bell cast by Sotetsu Iwasawa, Iwasawa no Bonsho Co., Ltd., Kyoto (Japan). Right image shows Hiroshima Boys Choir in Oak Ridge on March 30, 2006. . To hear this bell click here. Right image by EWL.
August 6, 1999 - No More Hiroshima : No More Nagasaki : Peace Museum, Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Enironmental Protection (IIPDEP), 537 Sakkardara Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra (India). Museum & institute director, Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey, made presentation at 7th International Conference of Mueums for Peace, Kyoto (Japan), October 8, 2008.

Date? - Stones from Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Peace Garden (qv), Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). Granite peace stones found near Ground Zero of the 1945 atomic bomb blasts. The Hiroshima stone was part of a bridge balustrade, and the Nagasaki stone was once part of a sidewalk. Minneapolis is the only city in the US that has received such gifts from the citizens of both Japanese cities. Entry #523 in the "Peacevement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

Fall 2000 - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Red Church, Nezalezhnastsi/Independence Square, Minsk (Belarus). Western style bell as at Urakami Cathedral. Named "Angel." Gift to the Red Church & Belarussian people by diocese of the Roman Catholic Church of Nagasaki (Japan).
October 19, 2003 - Mayors for Peace Monument & Tree, Park Square, Leeds (England). "Commemorates the 23 million people killed in conflicts since 1945." Planted by Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba of Hiroshima & Mayor Iccho Itoh of Nagasaki. (Itoh was assassinated in Nagasaki on April 17, 2007.)
July 2004 - Atomic Bomb Pits No. 1 & No. 2, Former North Field (now abandoned), Tinian Island (Northern Mariana Islands), where the atomic bombs were loaded on the B-29's Enola Gay and Bock's Car were loaded for their flights to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two pits were filled in for safety and marked with wooden signs until reopened and covered in glass in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Battles of Saipan and Tinian.

2010? - Friedensglocke aus Nagasaki/Nagasaki Peace Bell, Henri Dunant Museum, Asylstrasse 2, Heiden (Switzerland). "The Henry Dunant Museum Gentiles obtained after many years of contact with the Red Cross Japan and the authorities of the city of Nagasaki given a copy of the Angelus bell. The famous original is in one of the oldest Christian churches in Japan. The bell was during the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945, with very few damages recovered in the rubble. Since 1988, duplicates are cast away and to places which were the victims of war or natural disasters, such as Hiroshima [qv], Chernobyl [?], Leningrad [qv] or Honolulu [qv]. As a major exception receives Gentiles, in honor of Red Cross founder Henry Dunant [1828-1910] such a peace bell. Gentiles to take out the spirit of peace further into the world. On 13 October 2009 was the 100-pound bell from a delegation of the Henry Dunant Museum (Böhi John and Marlis Hörler Böhi), the Red Cross both Appenzell (Jessica Kehl) and the hospital Gentiles (Othmar Deputy throat. Director, chief physician medicine), to be taken at a ceremony in the Faculty of Medicine Nagasaki, reception. The necessary funds were made available to the city by members of the medical faculty of the University of Nagasaki and residents. Over six weeks took the sea voyage of the Peace Bell on the freighter 'Louise Schulte' Nagasaki to Hamburg by train via Rorschach to Heiden. Since Monday 29 March 2010 is the Peace Bell of Nagasaki, Japan, in the entrance hall of the hospital Gentiles. At a later stage the Peace Bell will receive its final location at the Henry Dunant Museum and there solemnly inaugurated. [Google translation]"
Future - B Reactor Museum, Hanford Nuclear Site, Hanford, Washington (USA). A project of the B Reactor Museum Association (BRMA) which was organized in 1991. The B Reactor produced the plutonium for the Nagasaki bomb in 1945. The reactor was shut down and decommissioned in 1968.
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