Today is the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan in the waning days of World War 2. In 2004, Daniel and I visited the city of Hiroshima, Japan as part of our March 2004 trip to the country. I wished we had more time to visit the city, but due to our incident in the train station that morning, we were left with only a few hours in the town. We made it to the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and I wish we had more time to really experience the town and its people.
George Takei (as many know one of my favorites from Star Trek) produced a video of him with his husband visiting Hiroshima. George’s personal story has always moved me. As a child he was locked in an internment camp in the desert just because he is Japanese. It’s hard to imagine from my perspective here in 2014 that the US actually did something like that. Heck, even when I was in high school back in the 1980’s it was hard to believe that it happened. George does a lot for gay rights as well as just being an internet superstar. I’m glad I got to meet him and get this photo.