During his lifetime, Enola Gay crew member Theodore Van Kirk, said that he had been asked many times if he regretted what his team did that day and he said: 'I have never apologised for what we did to Hiroshima and i never will. I was proud to be on the Enola Gay'.
United States leaders have avoided Hiroshima since that day in 1945 because of political sensitivities but John Kerry was there today but no apology for what his country did to Japan tumbled from his lips and a senior American official travelling with Kerry, it was never going to.
'We will revisit the past and honour those who perished" Kerry said as he met with Japanese dignitaries.
No answers to why America chose a civilian city with no military significance and why the weapon was not used against a military target.
Neither why they targeted so many innocent people and why a show of strength on one of the uninhabited islands with a warning that this could be one of your cities next time was not the option.
I get that it was during war-time but to drop such a horrific weapon, and then drop another one days later, killing so many civilians when the Japanese were negotiating an end to hostilities just stinks.
What the US did against Hiroshima and Nagasaki is amongst the roll call of humanities greatest atrocities where almost a quarter of a million people died instantly, mostly innocent civilians, so damn sure they should apologise, 'honouring them' for being on the end of American brutality is not enough.