A group of local residents will mark the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago with demonstration outside Peterson Air Force Base
from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. on Friday.
Citizens for Peace in Space
is sponsoring the commemoration of the victims of the bombings, which claimed an estimated 129,000 people.
The group is calling for the removal of 49 hydrogen bombs that are on 24/7 alert in Colorado. The Minuteman III ICBMs are part of thousands of nuclear bombs in the United States arsenal, the group says, noting each bomb is up to 20 times as powerful as those dropped on Japan to end World War II.