SADAKO SASAKI’S STORY
On August 6th 1945, a bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, a city in Japan.
One of the victims to radiation was Sadako Sasaki, she was only 2 years old in 1945 and at the age of 11, like other children she became sick.
When she was sick, Sadako heard the story that the crane, which is a sacred bird in Japan, grants a wish to someone who folds one thousand paper cranes.
So Sadako immediately began folding cranes four her one wish: to get well again.
When Sadako died in October 1955, she had folded only 644 cranes but her friends folded the remaining ones.
In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in Hiroshima Peace Park.
At the botton of the statue you can read:
“This is our cry.
This is our prayer.
Peace in the world”.
Today, people all aver the world fold paper cranes and send them to Sadako’s monument in Hiroshima.
THESE ARE OUR CRANES FOR SADAKO
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