State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso (D-Port Washington) joined the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock to honor Stan and Shirley Romaine, founders of the annual commemoration of the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The memorial event has been organized annually for four decades and this year’s edition, the 74th anniversary, the Romaines, founders and longtime members of Great Neck Sane/Peace Action. They were dedicated to pro-peace and anti-nuclear activism, always demonstrating strong leadership qualities along the way.
This year’s event was sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, the Social Justice Committee, Great Neck Sane/Peace Action, and the LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
“It is important that we gather as a community to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We remember those who lost their lives during the tragedy and the great threat that nuclear weapons and their proliferation pose to the global community,” Durso said. “This year especially we remember the contributions made by Stan and Shirley Romaine, who demonstrated a tremendous dedication towards advancing pro-peace and anti-nuclear activism. The legacy they leave behind can hopefully inspire us all to work for world peace and prevent future nuclear catastrophes.”