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Residents folding cranes for peace

The Peace Committee in Honokaa has launched its “199,000 Cranes Project” — a yearlong attempt to amass 199,000 origami cranes to send to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan by Aug. 6, 2014.

A total of 199,000 people were killed as a result of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako Sasaki survived the blast but later died of leukemia. Because she tried to fold 1,000 origami cranes to make her wish for peace and healing come true, her story has become iconic of world peace.

For more about the project, call Cathey at 883-0669.