Buddhist Temples Send Paper Cranes As Gesture of Peace, Sorrow

November 4, 2001

Source: The Winston-Salem Journal

On November 4, 2001 The Winston-Salem Journal reported, "Paper cranes help express sorrow for tragedies." The article noted, "Well-wishers across the nation have folded thousands of brightly colored peace cranes as a gift to the people of New York and Washington." The article reported that some 15,000 cranes were sent to a Buddhist temple in Mountain View, California from temples in other western states. The temple "arranged with U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, to take the clusters [of cranes] to Washington, where he plans to present them to the New York and Virginia delegations."