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Park Shin-hye honors victims of Sewol ferry

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Published : Apr 16, 2015 - 14:48 / Updated : Apr 16, 2015 - 14:48

Actress Park Shin-hye joined the ranks of Korean celebrities nationwide who are honoring the victims of the Sewol sunken ferry, exactly a year after the tragedy.

The Sewol ferry, which remains on the Yellow Sea seabed, sank on April 16, 2014, killing 304 people, many of whom were students on a high school field trip.

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(Park Shin-hye's Instagram)
Park shared a photo Thursday with a yellow ribbon that has since come to symbolize mourning for the incident.

"Kids who were as beautiful as flowers, in the full bloom of youth, have flown away like flower petals," reads the inscription in the photo. "If you cease to hold onto it, it will be forgotten. If you don't remember it, it will be forgotten."

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Actress Park Shin-hye. (OSEN)
Earlier in the day, celebrities such as actor Kim Woo-bin and K-pop singer Jonghyun from boy group SHINee honored the lost victims online.

The Sewol ferry continues to be an issue of high political contention a year after its occurrence, with President Park Geun-hye promising to recover the ferry "at the earliest possible date" Thursday, in accordance with bereaved families' wishes.

By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)

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