As I was riding the bullet train on my way down to Hiroshima, it hit me! I just wanted to go to Peace Park and pay my respects to all that had lost their lives in the attack but at that moment something clicked in my brain and I realized how one action can change the world. The atomic bombs dropped in Japan in August of 1945, subsequently putting an end to WW2. My father and mother were born in 1946 and 1947 respectively. While more than 100,000 people lost their lives almost instantly, it did put an end to a war that cost the lives of over 60,000,000 people worldwide. Even though my grandfather, Omar Hazel, was on a European tour during the war, I couldn't help but realize that I might not be here if it wasn't for that singular decision to use nuclear weapons. Let's hope the world will never have to make that decision again. #japan #hiroshima #atomicbombdome #peacepark #ww2 Fun fact: My grandfather was one of the first "colored" men to lead a platoon of "white" men into battle, about 30 in total. He was never given the rank he deserved as he was "colored" and he wasn't a college graduate. I only know this because there was an article written about him in the Brown Daily Herald about 15 years ago. He would never boast about it.