"A" can also stand for one of the worst and deadliest inventions of mass destruction the world has ever known. I am talking about the A-bomb. If any of you are as old as I am, you can remember the days of "duck and cover" that we learned at school and the well stocked bomb shelters with the Civil Defense emblem at their entrance. I remember that my Dad had a white hard hat with that emblem on it. We all never wanted to see that extra bright flash signaling a bomb explosion when those shelters would be needed.
What I didn't know was how quick that new invention of mass destruction would be put to use. The U.S. first tested an A-bomb on July 16, 1945 and dropped the first A-bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. That was less than a month from the first ever test explosion. Then on the 9th, the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki and not long after that, the Japanese surrendered. It amazes me just how quick after the first test, it was used. Not long after this, a more terrible bomb was conceived and produced; the hydrogen bomb.
Let us all hope and pray that the countries of this world will think twice before releasing these weapons or more terrible weapons upon the world and learn to live in peace, understanding, and assist other than destroy their brother nations of the world. Now, you all live in peace and have a great day, you hear?