Paper cranes remind us of the story of Sadako Sasaki, a little girl who was 2-years old when the atomic bomb was droped 1 mile from her home in Hiroshima. When she was 11-years-old, she developed leukemia and began folding paper cranes beleiving that if she folded 1000, she would have a wish granted to her. She died before she could finish, and her friends folded the remaining cranes. All of them were burried with her.
A small gathering of people attended a commemoration service at the Japanese-American Cultural and Community Center in Downtown Los Angeles today. The event was called to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Los Angeles, CA 08/04/2010 (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)