A haunting visit to an elementary school in Hiroshima
The first day of school ends at Honkawa Elementary School in Hiroshima

A haunting visit to an elementary school in Hiroshima

I’ve got chills as Amber Whaley, 12, and her friend Miko Uno, 11, lead us into their elementary school’s basement. This was all that was all that remained of the Honkawa Elementary School when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima 70 years ago this past August 6.

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School in heart of Hiroshima is a memorial and a symbol of peace
Miko and Amber at the Honkawa Elementary School museum in Hiroshima

School in heart of Hiroshima is a memorial and a symbol of peace

The Honkawa Elementary School is in the heart of Hiroshima and when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, all but one of the 420 students and teachers perished. Today is a again a bustling school and a memorial to those who died.

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