Earlier this morning, White Sands Missile Range held a ceremony to commemorate the test of the first atomic bomb that was detonated at 5:29 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945, at Trinity Site on what was to later become White Sands Missile Range. The 19-kiloton explosion not only led to the end of the war in the Pacific, but also ushered the world into the atomic age.
The ceremony featured the illumination of the Obelisk that marks Ground Zero for the test, and the keynote address by Brig. Gen. David Trybula, Commander of White Sands Missile Range.
You can watch the ceremony, recorded by the WSMR Public Affairs Office, using the link below.