President Barack Obama on May 27 visited Hiroshima, Japan. He became the first serving US president to do this since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. Obama did not apologize for the United States’ decision to drop the bomb, but he did call for countries around the world to work together to create a world without nuclear weapons. As part of his visit, he went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and laid a wreath near the eternal flame at the Peace Memorial Park. He also spoke to two survivors of the bombing.