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Making Paper Cranes: In Memory of Sadako Sasaki

Library Honors Women's History Month with Poster Commemorating Sadako Sasaki and her Thousand Paper Cranes.

CNN highlights inspiring acts of kindness and generosity in a series called "Giving in Focus: The 12 days of Goodness."

Sadako Sasaki's family members were special guests of the International Peace day events at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on September 21, 2013, participating in the opening ceremony of an exhibit designed to house one of Sadako's tiny folded cranes.  This crane, although only the size of a pinky fingernail, represents courage, perserverance, and the longing for world peace.

For Truman, the choice whether or not to use the atomic bomb was the most difficult decision of his life. 

In 2012, Clifton Truman Daniel (the eldest grandson of Former President Truman), traveled to Japan to meet with Masahiro Sasaki.  He is a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and the older brother of Sadako Sasaki.

On August 6, 1945 President Harry Truman authorized for a plane called 'Enola Gay' to drop the atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima.  Instantly, 70,000 Japanese citizens were vaporized.  In the months and years that followed, an additional 100,000 perished from burns and radiation sickness.

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