Rev. Moon lauded for efforts to reunify Koreas

It’s just one floral tribute among hundreds here, but the stand of white paper chrysanthemums draped by a ribbon of Korean characters bears some unique political and diplomatic weight. The wreath expresses the condolences of new young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the death of Unification Church founder and spiritual guide the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who devoted much of his life and ministry to seeking an end to the long standoff that has divided the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years.

This flower arrangement was sent by Kim Jong-Un following the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Although the church asked that no flowers be sent, they have received hundreds of arrangements, which are all on display Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong-gun, Korea on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

This flower arrangement was sent by Kim Jong-Un following the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Although the church asked that no flowers be sent, they have received hundreds of arrangements, which are all on display Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong-gun, Korea on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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