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75th Commemoration Manhattan Project National Historical Park

July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

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Cold War Patriots welcomes you to share your Messages of Peace and your artwork with us!

We encourage you to post photos of your messages and cranes on our Cold War Patriots Facebook page or email your photos to us: [email protected] and we will share them!

Cold War Patriots honors all who were lost or affected by the atomic weaponry of the Manhattan Project and WW II. We actively support the Messages of Peace Archive Effort of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The summer of 2020 marks 75 years since the culmination of the Manhattan Project, when atomic weaponry was first tested in New Mexico on July 16, 1945 and then dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

The scientific research and wartime actions of the Manhattan Project have profoundly shaped the last 75 years of human history.

Manhattan Project National Historical Park preserves and interprets the nationally significant sites, stories, and legacies of the Manhattan Project, the United States’ atomic weapons program during World War II. As they reflect on these 75 years of historical events, they want to amplify the voices of peace and are collecting and sharing the messages of peace from people around the world. These messages will be archived in their time capsule and will be opened on the 100th anniversary of the bombings, in 2025. The Manhattan Project National Historic Park hopes that you will join in remembering the world-changing events of 75 years ago and share with them your personal meaning of peace. Messages and cranes are requested to be sent to the Manhattan Project National Park by August 5th, 2020. Please see the link below on how to submit.

The Origami Crane has become a symbol of resilience, strength, and peace. To celebrate these values and recognize the historical trauma of the atomic bombings, the park is soliciting paper cranes with messages of peace from the public. The Origami Crane Legend states that if one folds 1000 Origami Cranes, they are granted a wish. To read more about this Japanese Legend, and Sadako Sasaki, whose story turned the Origami Crane into a symbol of peace, please explore the Associated Links of Interest we have provided at the end of this blog article.

Messages of Peace Submission Options and instructions, click here