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Japanese widow whose husband suffered from the atomic bombing, has found a letter from John Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, in his letter, which was written 28 years ago, the victim of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, pointed out that humanity will never again be the subject of the atomic bombing.
This letter was addressed to Akihiro Takahashi, who was director of the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima from 1979 to 1983-th year. Takahashi wrote Kerry in the 1984th year.
This was at a time when Kerry, who became the first senator called for an end to nuclear development.
The following year, Kerry sent his reply. He praised the letter Takahashi, writing that it was very touched and it contained a message that no one should ever forget.
Adee, the shirt my father wore the day he was woduned at Midway is on display at the Nimitz Museum along with the telegram to his parents. Today was the first day in years that I have not been to Pearl Harbor for the ceremonies. But I did see Pearl Harbor when I left the house, and I know my dad rest there in a place where, for all intents and purposes, he was truly born as the man he would become. I've been immobile or at the VA for several months now as the problems of a different war have cropped up. I am reminded of the loss of these men as, over the last 20 years, I have seen their numbers dwindle at the VA. And while their numbers may fade, the heroic deeds of what they suffered and endured will be with us for another 60 years at least as the sons and grandsons who knew them continue to remember and honor them.The last words my father spoke to my best friend were Semper fi. The last words my father heard were Semper fi. They carry a meaning that time can little diminish.Semper fi Dad.