Obama’s dramatic visit to Hiroshima

May 27, 2016Initiative

(May 30th, 2016) President Obama, making the first visit to Hiroshima by a sitting U.S. president, asked the world to consider the site of the first atomic bombing as “the start of our own moral awakening.’’ He was in Japan to attend the G7 Summit.


Mr. Obama, in somber and quietly emotional remarks, called on humanity to learn the lessons of the past to make war less likely and embraced a 79-year-old survivor of the U.S. attack.