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Stand with Japan: National Cherry Blossom Festival and Girl Scouts
This Thursday, March 24
Dear Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital:
This is a very difficult time for all of us as we see the Japanese people hurting and in need of help. Our council is joining the National Cherry Blossom Festival in helping to alert folks of the needs in Japan. We believe the National Cherry Blossom Festival is important, now more than ever, so we can acknowledge the gift that Japan gave our nation 99 years ago and celebrate the continued friendship between the United States and Japan. The Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital are linking arms with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Girl Scouts in Japan and Girl Scouts in our military bases in Japan to bring awareness to this tragedy.
You are invited to join us this Thursday, March 24 (at 6:30 PM) at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Organizers, partners, participants and supporters will Stand with Japan. As Girl Scouts, you are invited to gather for reflection at the Washington Monument grounds on Thursday, March 24 to Stand with Japan then walk around the Tidal Basin in the spirit of hope and rebuilding. Please wear your Girl Scout uniform.
Girls are also encouraged to send expressions of friendship to their sister Girl Scouts in Japan by making origami cranes (Sadako). For instructions, see YouTube videos. The Girl Scouts of Japan made and mailed thousands of these cranes to the United States as an expression of peace and friendship after the September 11th tragedy. See this link for more ways you can help.
Troop 1273 Making Cranes for Japan. Photographer: Jennifer Manguera
For more information on the Cherry Blossom Festival, click this link.
Posted: Mar 22, 2011