Last week, for Spring Break, I went on a school field trip to Washington D.C. We visited everything from the White House to the Spy Museum, and, along the way, we stopped at the Holocaust Museum.
Last week, for Spring Break, I went on a school field trip to Washington D.C. We visited everything from the White House to the Spy Museum, and, along the way, we stopped at the Holocaust Museum. The Holocaust Museum is something that everyone should visit. It truly opens your eyes to the horrors of the reign of Hitler. Seeing this museum made me think about the genocide going on in Darfur, Sudan today.
Most people today have never heard of Darfur, or if they have, they are not truly informed of the devastations going on there. What most people don't know is that, in Darfur, over two million people have died in the past six month…that's over ten thousand a day! People often wonder why we care ? Well, why did we care about Hitler's reign of terror? We care because they are people and right now hundreds are being brutally killed.
After I read an article in the Washington Post, explaining the true tragedies of Darfur, I was inspired to help out. You can visit several websites such as savedarfur.org and join the Save Darfur Alliance. In certain stores, you can even buy items where part of the money goes to Darfur. There are even several campaigns to raise money for Darfur such as Dollars for Darfur and Eyes on Darfur. Be sure to support National Save Darfur Day on April 13, 2008! Wear green to show that you are one of the millions of people trying to save lives.