Five Minutes to Doomsday – Hiroshima and The Legacy of the US Atomic Bomb – August 6, at 10:30 AM

The memory of 135,000 people killed in the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 must never fade.  It is estimated that from the moment a US President decides to launch a nuclear attack to it actually occurring, would be five minutes or less. On this, the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, let us consider how the lessons of history might guide us through these perilous times. What can we do to prevent such horrific consequences?

Rev. Don Beaudreault is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who served our congregations for 38 years. He has been a strong social activist for numerous concerns, including nuclear disarmament, immigration rights, Pro Choice, LGBT legislation, and Black Lives Matter. A professional jazz pianist, he has raised money by giving concerts for social justice causes. He currently lives in the Lake Chapala area of Mexico with his partner Juan and their 7 dogs and 2 cats. He has two daughters, and one granddaughter, with another granddaughter to be born in November.