She subsequently received her B. From toshe worked as a war correspondentcovering the Yugoslav Wars for U.
Samantha Reed Smith June 29, August 25, "Actually, the whole thing started when I asked my mother if there was going to be a war. There was always something on television about missiles and nuclear bombs. Once I watched a science show on public television and the scientists said that a nuclear war would wreck the Earth and destroy the atmosphere.
Nobody would win a nuclear war. I remembered that I woke up one morning and wondered if this Samantha smith going to Samantha smith the last day of the Earth. I asked my mother who would start a war and why.
She showed me a news magazine with a story about America and Russia, one that had a picture of the new Russian leader, Yuri Andropov, on the cover.
We read it together. It seemed that the people in both Russia and America were worried that the other country would start a nuclear war. It all seemed so dumb to me.
I had learned about the awful things that had happened during World War II, so I thought that nobody would ever want to have another war. I told Mom that she should write to Mr.
Andropov to find out who was causing all the trouble. Images of a freckle-faced smiling Samantha holding a letter from the Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov and later touring the Soviet Union went out on all news wires.
In it some U. Samantha did just that. An American girl was able to express that in her letter. On July 7,Samantha and her family departed for Moscow.
Media crews from all over the world filmed her swimming with the Soviet kids at camp Artek and being a perfect diplomat as she visited the Red Square.
For many in the Soviet Union Samantha and her family put a human face on the U. On the other side of the ocean, Americans got a rare glimpse of the Soviet Union. They also will cherish and remember Samantha, her smile, her idealism and unaffected sweetness of spirit.
A statue of Samantha letting out a peace dove, with a bear sitting at her feet, now stands at the entrance of the Maine State Museum in Augusta. Following her trip Samantha wrote: Nothing could be more important than not having a war if a war would kill everything.This site is dedicated to life and memory of Samantha Smith, America's youngest ambassador, as well as to the work of the Samantha Smith Foundation.
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Anthony Todd has been writing about food and drink in Chicago for almost 10 years, after falling in love with the city during grad school and never leaving. In the summer of , year-old Samantha Smith from Manchester, Maine, was the most famous little girl in the world.
Images of a freckle-faced smiling Samantha holding a letter from the Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov and later touring the Soviet Union went out on all news wires.
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