Hiroshima 62 Years On

Today marks the 62nd Anniversary of the atomic attacks in Hiroshima. I remember visiting the Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park) a couple of years back and the symbol of the park; the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage A-Bomb Dome was fascinating viewing.

Even I was moved by some of the stories and exhibits in the museum particularly the story of Sadako Sasaki who was only two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. She contracted radiation from the bomb and believed that making 1000 paper cranes would grant her the wish of being cured.

It sadly didn’t but her legacy lives on now and still inspires children from all around the world to fold cranes and send them to Hiroshima where they are placed near her statue and these present messages of world peace.

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