Lantern Floating Ceremony 2019 

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Vaughn Knox and Taylor Roberts joined thir mother Keala Roberts at the lantern-making tables on the Arcata Plaza Saturday morning. The family just moved to Arcata from Honolulu so this was their first time participating in the event.
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Shiloh Graves, of Arcata, assisted her daughter, Erielle, at the lantern-making tables on the Arcata Plaza on Saturday.
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Prior to the start of the event at Klopp Lake, volunteers Shiho Brannick (left), of Eureka, and Dory Hernandez, of Benbow, checked the batteries in the L.E.D. candles they placed in the lanterns.
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Volunteers in canoes roamed Klopp Lake at the end of the event picking up the lanterns floating across the water.
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Volunteers in canoes helped move floating lanterns out into the gentle easterly breezes across Klopp Lake.
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Volunteer Toby Griggs, of Arcata, gave lanterns a starting push across Klopp Lake.
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Rick Kruse, of Eureka, performed traditional shakuhachi flute music along the shore of Klopp Lake at the start of the event.
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"We are grannies and hear us roar!" said the local contingent of the Raging Grannies, who performed a mix of songs during the program.
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Kate McClain (left) and Lorraine Miller-Wolf recently visited Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial Museum and they shared excerpts from a book they received there during the program.
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Three large floating lanterns representing reflections on sorrow and hope were released onto Klopp Lake accompanied by ringing of the Peace Bell during the program.
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Frye Wolhander (left) led friends in singing "Cranes over Hiroshima," a song written by her late husband Bill Thompson, during the program.
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Siddiq Kilkenny, of Arcata, volunteered to hold the lyrics for the song, "We are One," in an audience sing-along led by Frye Wolhander at the end of the program as the lanterns began being released onto Klopp Lake.
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Frye Wolhander (left) led the audience in a sing-along of "We are One," at the end of the program as the lanterns began being released onto Klopp Lake.
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Parents provided occasional help with children releasing lanterns from the rocky shores of Klopp Lake.
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At the end of the program, attendees began releasing their lanterns into Klopp Lake and volunteers assisted.
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Messages of no-nukes, personal remembrances of loved ones, song lyrics, poetry and art work adorned the floating lanterns.
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As twilight approached darkness, the floating lanterns with L.E.D. candles became more visible and colorful as they floated across Klopp Lake.
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Rick Kruse, of Eureka, performed traditional shakuhachi flute music along the shore of Klopp Lake at the start of the event.

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