1,000 Paper Cranes Exhibit at MacArthur Memorial

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1000 Paper Cranes Exhibit at MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk

On exhibit through August 18, 2021: 1,000 Paper Cranes Exhibit at MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk

Where: MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk VA

When: Currently on display, through August 18, 2021. Hours are:

  • Monday - Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Holidays - Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Cost: Admission is Free

Description: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the use of the atomic bombs in August 1945 and the end of World War II on September 2, 1945, the MacArthur Memorial is hosting a special exhibit of 1,000 paper cranes entitled A Better World.  

According to Japanese legend, anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes is granted a wish. At the age of 12, a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki began making origami cranes. Sadako had been exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and suffered from leukemia. She was determined to make 1,000 paper cranes and then make a wish for a long healthy life. She eventually completed more than 1,000 paper cranes but died on October 25, 1955. Every year, people around the world fold paper cranes to remember Sadako and as a wish for peace. 


More Information and Updates: Visit the MacArthur Memorial Website Here.

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