Kerry becomes highest-ranking American to visit Hiroshima memorial

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited what he called the “gut-wrenching” memorial to the victims of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima 71 years ago. Kerry is the highest ranking U.S. official ever to visit the peace memorial. He visited with other G7 leaders. “Everyone in the world should see and feel the power of this memorial,” Kerry wrote in the guest book. “It is a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to rededicate all our effort to avoid war itself.”

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