Sadako Crane Exhibit unveiled at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

A historic and touching symbol of peace was unveiled Saturday at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

The Sadako Crane Exhibit shares the story of Sadako Sasaki, a girl who folded more than 1,300 cranes in hopes of recovering from Leukemia.

She contracted the disease after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

According to a Japanese legend, a person who is sick will have their wish granted if they fold a thousand cranes.

Sadako wished for world peace.

Some of her family members and World War II veterans were there to see the exhibit.

“It’s been great, absolutely great. It should’ve been done years, years ago,” USS Arizona survivor Lauren Bruner said. “I hope this is the beginning of the way to get to peace.”

The exhibit features one of Sadako’s original cranes which became a symbol of world peace after the 12-year-old girl passed away in 1955.

Related story: Hiroshima girl’s paper crane comes to Pearl Harbor

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