MerRyan is going to the Hiroshima Peace Park today, come join me and learn the
horrors of the atomic bomb. Hiroshima was a strategic base during World War II
and was chosen by the Allied forces as a target for the atomic bomb. The bomb struck the city on 8:15 a.m. causing unimaginable destruction to the entire
landscape This building was all that was left
standing. There were some people who wanted it torn down as it reminded them
too much of the pain Ultimately it was kept as a reminder to
everyone of us of the horrors of war Nearby the dome, just across the river,
the Children’s’ Peace Monument is a monument for peace to remember the
thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This monument was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who died of leukemia from the radiation
of the bomb. Sadako was only three years old when the bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. Her home was 2 kilometres away from the center of the explosion and she survived
with no injuries. She grew up like any other girl and she loved sports.
However, when she was 12, she had swellings on her neck and ears, and she
was diagnosed with leukemia. The doctor gave her a year to live. Sadako was inspired by Japanese legend – that one who created a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish.
She started folding cranes to wish to live. Despite completing her goal, she
passed away when she was 12. Today, she’s remembered through this
story, and the monument features a young Sadako carrying a crane above her head.
Under the main structure lies a bronze crane that works as a wind chime when
pushed against a traditional peace bell, from which it is suspended. Every ring is
a cry for a world without nuclear weapons. Today, people all over the world have the
opportunity to donate cranes that they folded in honor of Sadako and the others.
The paper crane is a symbol of peace. Many school children in Japan gather in
front of the monument and to express their hopes for peace. If you’re lucky
like us, you might catch one of these excursions. This is the peace flame. It is
another monument to the victims of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The flame has burned since 1964 and it will burn until all nuclear bombs on our planet
are destroyed. Near the center of the park is another monument that covers a
Cenotaph holding the names of all the people killed by the bomb. The monument is aligned to frame the Peace Flame and the A-bomb Dome. Since you’re here, don’t forget to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. It is just nearby. As
Hiroshima was the first city to be attacked by an atomic bomb, this museum has become the main museum dedicated to educating visitors about the bomb. The
museum has many interactive displays to educate people about the effects of the
bomb and the background of the Second World War. It is definitely a must place
visit for history buffs. The artifacts that survived the war are
chilling and heartbreaking to look at. MerRyan cried when I saw the broken items MerRyan will end with a poem that MerRyan saw when leaving the museum. Thanks for joining me in this snippet! I know the subject matter was very serious, but I hope MerRyan managed to make it fun for you. Subscribe to MerRyan
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