U.S. Ambassador Roos to attend Nagasaki Peace Memorial ceremony for first time
U.S. Ambassador John V Roos will represent the United States at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial ceremony on Thursday, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement on Tuesday.
Roos has traveled to Nagasaki previously and has visited the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Monument, but this will be his first time attending the Peace Memorial Ceremony. Former U.S. Charge d’Affaires James P. Zumwalt attended last year’s ceremony.
“Last year I spoke with Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue and expressed my hope to be able to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Nagasaki during my time in Japan,” Roos said in the statement. “This year, I am honored to represent the United States at the Peace Memorial Ceremony in order to pay respects to all those who died during World War II. I’m proud to say that the friendship between the United States and Japan has never been stronger.”
Roos also attedned Monday’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony.