Ajax, Ontario, Canada CNN Even without the benefit of context, the image of a naked 9-year-old girl running for her life is as searing and indelible today as it was 43 years ago. More Videos Girl in iconic Vietnam photo still carries scars Story highlights You might not know her name, but you've probably seen a photo of Kim Phuc She is well-known as the terrified young girl in an iconic photo from the Vietnam War Now she lives near Toronto as a wife, mother and United Nations ambassador for peace She preaches a message of forgiveness rooted in Christian faith.
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Now a Canadian grandmother, Kim Phuc says, "I remember so vividly what happened to me on June 8, When he first saw the picture in June , deep into the Vietnam War, the composer Hannibal Lokumbe could not shake it from his mind. A terrified, naked girl, arms out like crippled wings, is running down a road with other children. Behind them, soldiers walk, rifles askew. After seeing the picture, Lokumbe — who finished a three-year residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra this spring — immediately composed a piece, his first for strings, Children of the Fire, which will be performed Saturdayat the Episcopal Cathedral in West Philadelphia. Lokumbe will also perform an excerpt from Children of the Fire at the center.
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That little girl has grown up. She will share her story at p. June 8 in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, a co-sponsor of the event.
By Todd Spangler. NY Digital Editor. Facebook , after a global backlash on its decision to disallow posts of the famous image from the Vietnam War showing a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, has reversed course.