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St. Mary's Catholic School students in Mansfield made these peace cranes.

After reading the book, "Hiroshima" by John Hersey, seventh-graders, pictured above, at St. Mary's Catholic School in Mansfield made more than 500 origami paper cranes as a service project. "Hiroshima" chronicles the lives of six survivors of the atomic bomb. The book introduces the reader to each survivor's life before the bomb dropped, immediately after the bomb and one year later. Origami paper cranes are a symbol of healing in Japan. Seventh-graders in Dee Dee Chang's English class wrote personal messages for peace and sent them along with a string of 100 origami cranes to Japan to be added to the exhibit at the Children's Monument in Hiroshima Peace Park. Another 100 paper cranes were given to Mansfield's Council on Aging, according to a news release from Chang. The remaining origami cranes were sent to peace parks across the United States. (Submitted photo)

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