A grandson of ex-US president Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, is in Hiroshima to attend a memorial service for their victims.
Clifton Truman-Daniel has visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and laid a wreath for the 140 thousand people killed by the August 6, 1945 bombing authorised by his grandfather.
Another atomic blast in Nagasaki three days later killed 70 thousand more.
Daniel says he thinks the cenotaph says it all - to honour the dead, to not forget and to make sure we never let such tragedy happen again.
He will attend memorial ceremonies next week in Hiroshima and Nagasaki marking the 67th anniversary of the bombings.
Photo: Lanterns released to commemorate those lost in Hiroshima bombings (Getty Images)