Decorate luminarias with your message of peace on July 23

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National Park Service rangers will be at the Oak Ridge Public Library, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, on Saturday, July 23,  between 1 and 3 p.m. for the public to decorate luminarias with messages of peace. All materials will be provided for anyone to stop by and decorate a luminaria.
National Park Service rangers will be at the Oak Ridge Public Library, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, on Saturday, July 23, between 1 and 3 p.m. for the public to decorate luminarias with messages of peace. All materials will be provided for anyone to stop by and decorate a luminaria.

National Park Service rangers will be at the Oak Ridge Public Library on Saturday, July 23, between 1 and 3 p.m. for the public to decorate luminarias with messages of peace.

All materials will be provided for anyone to stop by and decorate a luminaria, a news release stated.

All the luminarias will be used during the Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s Aug. 6, “Days of Peace and Remembrance” sunrise bell ringing event. The Park will be ringing the International Friendship Bell at dawn 77 times at dawn on Saturday, Aug. 6, to commemorate the effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. An hour before dawn park rangers will light the luminarias, which will remain lit throughout the commemoration event. The ringing of the bell will be at 6:47 a.m. Eastern Time at the Peace Pavilion in A.K. Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Luminarias will also be lit at commemoration events in Hanford, Wash., Los Alamos, N.M., and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

For more information or directions, contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 482-1942.

This article originally appeared on Oakridger: Decorate luminarias with your message of peace on July 23