Monday, 1 November 2010
that's My World, ABC Wednesday P for , Paix, Pax, Peace,
In August '87, we were having a holiday in Cornwall and staying with a friend, who was like us a member of a peace movement. The local peace movement asked us to join the Nagasaki Day vigil. I had just returned from the World Congress of Women for Peace in Moscow, therefore I was asked to tell about this conference at the house of one of the members of the Penzance peace group in the evening.The photos are very old and not good, but they give an impression of the day.
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The Thousand Origami Cranes has become a symbol of world peace through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who tried to stave off her death from leukemia as a result of radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II by making one thousand origami cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed and buried them all with her. (This is only one version of the story. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum states that she did, in fact, complete the 1,000 cranes.)
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