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The Schmoe House, Houses for Hiroshima Project, Grand Opening Ceremony - Hiroshima, Japan

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Lee Schmoe at the Memorial Cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Near the center of the park is a concrete, saddle-shaped monument that covers a cenotaph holding the names of all of the people killed by the bomb. The monument is aligned to frame the Peace Flame and the A-Bomb Dome. The Memorial Cenotaph was one of the first memorial monuments built on open field on August 6, 1952. The arch shape represents a shelter for the souls of the victims.


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