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Published on July 1, 2009

Author: marcginsberg


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The Bombings It was during World War II and the President of the United States ordered the atomic bombs to be built in secret and to be dropped on Japan. In August of 1945, US soldiers flew over Japan and dropped atomic bombs on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Bombing of Hiroshima The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians. — Harry S. Truman, in a speech from the White House, Aug 9, 1945. This quote made by president Truman does not tell the truth of the bombing of Hiroshima. In truth many people died not just from the initial explosion, but also from the After math some even years later. Many people men, woman and even children who were exposed to radiation developed what they called the “atom bomb disease” or leukemia. One such person was a young girl by the name of Sadako Sasaki.

Death Rates Hiroshima: 90,000 to 140,000 Nagasaki: 80,000 Most death happened after the bombings due to radiation and burns…. People even suffer from these bombings today

Some of the Devastations

Sadako Sasaki Sadako was born on January 7, 1943. She lived near Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima Japan. She was only two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. As she grew up, Sadako was a strong, courageous and athletic girl. However in 1955 at age 11, while practicing for a big race, she became dizzy and fell to the ground. Sadako was diagnosed with “the atom bomb disease.”

The paper crane While in the hospital Sadako's best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. After a while the hospital the realization came to her that she was not going to get better so she changed her wish, and wished for world peace and unity between all. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25 1955 at the age of 12.

• The story of Sadako Sasaki is a sad and touching one. I don’t see any reason why she wouldn’t deserve a memorial built in her honor. She was an amazing girl who believed that with 1000 paper cranes she could set herself free from pain and make the world a place of peace between all. So when making this memorial there would be no better way to set her free than to construct a granite paper crane and have her sit on its back, wind blowing through her hair as it carries her to the heavens where there is truly everlasting peace and freedom!

Memorial The memorial will be located in Hiroshima. A Large Statue of a Paper Crane made of marble will be built with its wings spread out and will be on top of a white marble cloud. Riding on top of the crane will be a statue of Sadako Sasaki in marble as well. Carved into the cloud will be the words, “World Peace,” and “The Legend of a Thousand Cranes,” and “One girl changed the way we think about life peace and war

Why It Will Be Built This Way The cloud shows that Sadako finally escaped, far above all the suffering of this world. The crane shows that it saved her from her pain and worry. Sadako wanted peace and she wanted to get better and escape and she finally was able to. May She Rest In Peace.

Why Make This Memorial To Honor the Innocent Civilians Who Died and Suffered from the Atomic Bombs. To Prevent this Horrible Tragedy from Ever Happening Again To Never Let this Day be Forgotten. To Spread the Message of World Peace Most important reason to story of the girl of a Thousand paper cranes Sadako Sasaki

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