Great Hanshin Earthquake- A Day to Remember
Trip Start Jul 27, 2006
93Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Each year a number of different measures are taken to remember the earthquake victims
My school also took a few memorial measures. Wednesday afternoon the students had an emergency drill, to learn what they should do in similar situations, and they had a seminar on volunteering and helping out in times of need. On Thursday students were allowed only to bring "onigiri" (cold balls of rice) to school, and at lunch time they were forced out onto the school grounds where they ate a pork based soup that they PTA cooked.
This experience was to show them how it felt for the earthquake victims who were forced out of their homes in the middle of winter and had very little to eat or drink. It was the coldest day we had in Japan this year, and the students huddled together with their friends, slurping down the delicious warm soup.
After lunch we also had a small memorial in our gym, but I wasn't able to attend or take pictures because I was busy helping the PTA clean up from lunch and before I knew it, the short ceremony was already over.
Think I should recontract on the program, just so I can see it next year??? Hmm.....