Today in 1945 the US dropped the first of two atomic weapons in war.  When the dust cleared an entire city and its people were incinerated.  Ever since we have had to accept the fact that we could end our existence in an instant by our own means.

The Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park was dedicated in 1958.  The monument was designed by native artists Kazuo Kikuchi and Kiyoshi Ikebe. It was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, who died at age 12 of radiation in 1955.

The Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park was dedicated in 1958. The monument was designed by native artists Kazuo Kikuchi and Kiyoshi Ikebe. It was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, who died at age 12 of radiation in 1955.

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