At the end of the semester we took some time to fold cranes for the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Inside the cranes we wrote personal messages.
Since the bombing many cranes have been sent to the memorial. Inspiration for the cranes came from the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, which is on display in the museum. In the book a young girl, who has developed leukemia due to the radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan, attempts to fold a thousand paper cranes because of an ancient Japanese legend that anyone to fold one thousand cranes will be granted one wish. Our cranes will be added to those in the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum archives to contribute to their message of hope.