Paper Cranes are originally from Japan, and are a symbol of peace and hope. Some believe that if you see one flying after someone has passed that it represents them going to heaven, or where you believe that people go to when they pass.
Mrs. Meinert and her art classes have put them on a string to display during the vigil for O’Brien. The vigil will take place on September 29th from 7:30-8:30pm at the AMS football field. Mrs. Meinert said that her classes had over 1,400 cranes as of Friday afternoon. Students from 6, 7th, and 8th grade have been making cranes since Wednesday, even those who are not in an art class. Each crane represents a thought or prayer for O'Brien and his family.
Story by Lonna Parker