VA takes part in Origami Crane Project

IRON MOUNTAIN — To raise awareness for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, origami cranes have been folded by Oscar G. Johnson VA staff, veterans and community members, some with personal notes written inside, as a show of support for veterans who may be struggling.

A reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain.

It is said that 1,000 folded cranes represent healing and recovery and that cranes are a symbol of peace. In the months to come, these cranes will be mailed to local veterans as messages of hope and recovery.

Several community partners have been gracious in displaying this art piece throughout the month as an ongoing show of support for all those in the community.

The cranes will be displayed at —

— Now through Sunday, Braumart Theatre;

— Sept. 13-16: Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain;

— Sept. 17-19: Tadych’s Family Foods;

— Sept. 20-26: YMCA, Iron Mountain;

— Sept. 27-Oct. 5: Bay College West, Iron Mountain;

–Oct. 6-29: Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba.

For more information, contact Mary Campbell, suicide prevention coordinator, at 906-774-3300, ext. 32541.


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