Sunday, August 25, 2013
“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.” – Sadako Sasaki
The origami crane became a global symbol of peace because of a little Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki. Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and later developed leukemia, also known as “the atom bomb disease,” in the 6th grade.
While in the hospital, she was told the Japanese legend of origami cranes, which said that anyone who folds 1,000 cranes would be granted a wish. Hoping to get well, Sadako folded more than 1,000 before she died at the age 12.
Check out the The Peace Crane Project from the Sisters of Loretto website...