Friday, September 30, 2011
Cranes for Peace
One of my strongest memories of childhood was reading, "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." Her story moved me, especially what her friends did after her death. They told her story and then they put a statue of Sadako in the Hiroshima Peace Park and encouraged people to fold cranes with a fervent wish for peace. Inscribed on the statue is: This is our Cry. This is our Prayer. Peace in the World.
These 3,000 cranes were all folded with a fervent wish for peace and will go to the Peace Museum and Himeyuri Memorial in Okinawa. "This is our Cry. This is our Prayer. Peace in the World."