65 years after Hiroshima , survivors are remembering August 6, 1945.Â It was one of the first times that nuclear weapons were used â€“ and one of the only times during an act of war.Â The fallout was horrific, although it put a damper on the Pacific efforts in WWII, ultimately aiding in the end of the war.
Â Approximately 140,000 people were killed instantly from the attack, and hundreds of thousands more were killed as a result of complications.Â Generations later, some still feel the effects of nuclear weapons, as increased cancer rates can be caused by the radiation.
Â The US Embassy in Tokyo issued a statement claiming that â€œFor the sake of future generations, we must continue to work together to realize a world without nuclear weapons.â€
Â The US ambassador to Japan , John Roos, was present at a commemorative ceremony, although he did not give a speech.Â Some survivors of the attack wish that he would have issued an apology.
Â The anniversary of the A-bomb in Hiroshima comes at a time where there is a lot of tension over Iran â€™s nuclear program.Â Hopefully we wonâ€™t feel the effects of nuclear war anywhere in the world ever again.