Veterans and Marshallese community gather in NWA for nuclear victims remembrance day


VICTIM’S REMEMBRANCE DAY. 40/29’S COLE ZIMMERMAN
TELLS US ABOUT THE HISTORY
THAT BROUGHT THEM
TOGETHER.  
 
 
 
BETWEEN 1946 AND 1958,
RESIDENTS OF SOME OF THE
MARSHALL ISLANDS WERE
EVACUATED, AND 67 NUCLEAR TEST BOMBS WERE DROPPED ON
AND ABOVE THOSE ISLANDS BY
THE UNITED STATES. FROM 1977 TO 1980,
THOUSANDS OF SERVICEMEN
FROM THE NAVY, ARMY, AND
AIRFORCE WERE SENT TO THE
TEST SITES IN AN EFFORT TO
CLEAN UP THE RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS. TOMORROW, MARCH
1ST , IS THE 40 YEAR
ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLEAN UP
EFFORTS ENDING. MANY SAY THEY’RE NOW
DEALING WITH HEALTH ISSUES
BECAUSE OF IT. THIS MORNING, 46 OF THOSE
CLEAN UP VETERANS FROM
ACROSS THE COUNTRY MET IN
SPRINGDALE TO PARTICIPATE
IN A WEEKEND LONG
REMEMBRANCE WITH THE MARSHALLESE COMMUNITY. SOT (KEN BROWNELL // ATOMIC
CLEAN-UP VETERAN)
“The whole event has been
very emotional and
rewarding at the same time. To see guys you haven’t seen
before, and some of these
gentlemen I’ve never met.”
TRACK
BROWNELL SAYS GETTING BACK
TOGETHER WITH THE MARSHALLESE IS
POWERFUL… HE, AND MANY OF
THE OTHER CLEAN UP VETERANS
WENT DECADES WITHOUT
MEETING THE MARSHALLESE. HE RECALLS HIS FIRST
INTERACTION 40 YEARS AFTER
HE LEFT THE MARSHALL
ISLANDS. SOT (KEN BROWNELL // ATOMIC
CLEAN-UP VETERAN)
“I walked in, I shook hands,
and, tears. I couldn’t
speak.”
TRACK TH
JUNIOR HIGH WITH A CEREMONY
INCLUDING SPEAKERS,
SINGING, AND

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