Monday, May 14, 2007

Sadako Sasaki - a sad but inspiring story..

'I will write "peace" on your wings, and you will fly all over the world'.

Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who lived in Hiroshima, in Japan. In August 1945, When she was two year's old, the atomic bomb was dropped about one mile away from her home. She and her family managed to escape, although her grandmother ran back to fetch something from their house and was never seen again.Sadako had a normal childhood and was a very good runner. Her class, which won the school's relay race, was very proud of her running skills. But it was during a running race that she first fell ill, when she was 11 year's old.

Read Sadako's story, learn about the Children's Peace Monument, and fold your own origami crane.

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