Lanterns float for victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Arcata, Ca., (KIEM) Every year the City of Arcata holds a Lantern Floating Ceremony at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary.

In memory of those who died and were affected by the WWII bombings of Hiroshima.

“The Golden Rule was rebuilt in Humboldt Bay from 2010 to 2015 and now we’re resuming the journey of the original crew that in 1958 try to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands to stop nuclear bomb testing,” said Project Manager of the Golden Rule Peace Boat, Helen Jaccard. “Now we’re sailing again for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful sustainable future.”

Before the lantern floating ceremony, people gathered on the Arcata Plaza to decorate and write heart felt messages on their paper lanterns.

This is the 36th Annual Lantern Floating Ceremony. The event has grown to include hundreds of participants.