8/6 Annual Peace Day in Japan

 

 

5842678368_1e67745f7b_b

Every year the people of Japan celebrate August 6th as Annual Peace Day. The day to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima.

Sadako Sasaki (佐々木 禎子 Sasaki Sadako?, January 7, 1943 – October 25, 1955) was a Japanese  girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home next to the Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war.

We celebrate Sadako with this beautiful song written and performed by Mary Hulefeld. SADAKO’S SONG can be found on our TAKE CARE CD and is also part of our BEFORE THE BULLYING Programs.

Watch the video for SADAKO’S SONG here http://youtu.be/xrqwDusJS00

Read more about Sadaoko here http://www.wagingpeace.org/the-story-of-sadako/