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Hiroshima Remembrance DayPROCLOAIMING AUGUST 6,2019 AS HIROSHIMA REMEMBRANCE DAY WHEREAS, n August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, NOW, THEREFORE, 1, Sarah Nichols, Mayor of the City of Bangor, on behalf of the City Council and the citizens of Bangor, do hereby proclaim August 6, 2019 as Hiroshima 11 0 killing at least 80,000 people immediately and tens of thousands later from exposure to radiation, then another bomb on Nagasaki on August 9; and WHEREAS, Global arsenals now have approximately 14,000 nuclear weapons, and most are far more destructive than those that killed many thousands of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and WHEREAS, The detonation of even a small number of these weapons anywhere in the world could have catastrophic consequences that could affect everyone on the planet, including the residents of Bangor, Maine; and WHEREAS, A large-scale nuclear war would kill hundreds of millions of people directly and cause unimaginable environmental damage, producing conditions wherein the vast majority of the human race would starve and mankind might possibly become extinct as a species; and WHEREAS, The United States maintains nuclear missiles on hair-trigger alert, capable of being launched within minutes after only a presidential order, which greatly increases the risk of an accidental, mistaken or unauthorized launch; and WHEREAS, The United States, as well as Britain, China, France and Russia, are obligated under the Nuclear Non -Proliferation Treaty to take concrete steps toward eliminating their nuclear arsenals. NOW, THEREFORE, 1, Sarah Nichols, Mayor of the City of Bangor, on behalf of the City Council and the citizens of Bangor, do hereby proclaim August 6, 2019 as Hiroshima 11 0