"War, the atomic bomb…only human beings have produced them. They are the crimes of adults who forget the precious value of life. I believe it is the duty and responsibility of adults to teach our children the importance of not repeating these mistakes and give them the heart to care for and value all life on earth."
We are a group of fifth grade students who worked with our technology teacher to create this website. It is full of information on Hiroshima’s part in World War II. Hiroshima is a city in hte south part of Japan. To see a map of Japan, click here. We have learned all about nuclear warfare, and through our study, have become committed to the cause of world peace.
The song that you are hearing is called A Gaelic Blessing, by John Rutter. It is adapted from an old Gaelic tool. It is being sung by the Saint Thomas Chapel Choir. To hear the whole song, click here. These are the words at the beginning of the song:
Deep peace of the running wave to you
While you are visiting our website, we invite you to look at our listserv., a place for you to join with us to share your reflections on peace. You can subscribe by visiting the site and clicking the subscribe button. We hope you will enjoy this website, and feel compelled to post your own peace poems, prayers, or stories on the listserv. After you have read it and committed yourself to working for peace, share your feelings with a friend!
After making this website we realized how important peace really was. We are going to get a plaque with " this is our cry this is our prayer peace in the world" inscribed, this is from the Sadako Monument in Hiroshima. We will raise the money with a bake sale. The plaque will be put in a very peaceful place in our school, outside in the butterfly garden where people can come and be reminded of peace.
|Copyright Thinkquest Junior Team J0111422 March 14, 2001|