24 June 2014
Before ending his one-day working visit in Japan, President Benigno S. Aquino III toured the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park where he offered a flower of wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims and visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
The President, together with the members of his Cabinet and delegation, were given a personal tour where he was shown never before seen pictures, documents, and artifacts that depicted the unspeakable horrors of the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Upon leaving the museum, the President wrote on the guestbook:
“After seven decades, Hiroshima stands as reminder to all of us the grave consequences when the path of conflict is pursued, and the lives of the many innocent are sacrificed on the altar of vicious ambition. Seven decades later, we still mourn those who have lost their lives, and with it commit ourselves to protect peace and stability not only for ourselves but for the generations to come.”
– Noy Aquino
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