Yoko Ono Plans To Celebrate John Lennon’s 75th Birthday With Largest Human Peace Sign

October 9 will have marked John Lennon’s 75th birthday, and to celebrate the event, his widow, Yoko Ono, is attempting to arrange the largest human peace sign. According to the Rolling Stone, the event will take place on October 6 at the East Meadow Central Park in New York.

John Lennon lost his life at the age of 40 in 1980 when a fan, Mark David Chapman, shot Lennon as he was about to enter his apartment building in New York. Lennon was immediately brought to the hospital, but didn’t survive the gunshot wounds and died the same night. That same day, Lennon signed an autograph for Chapman.

In addition to attempting to create the largest human peace sign, Yoko Ono has already started celebrating John’s birthday a month in advance with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. As NY Daily News reports, the tour bus is a mobile recording studio that aims to inspire children to make music. Yoko Ono enjoyed her time with the children.

“I love you very much, and John would have loved you very much too.”

The report said that the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be in New York until John’s birthday next month.

Regarding the largest human peace sign, Yoko Ono says that she hopes about 6,000 to 10,000 people will attend the event. People of all ages are welcome to attend the big event, and it will also set a Guinness World Record if successful. There will be no fees collected from participants, but donations, which will go towards the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, are accepted. Those who are interested to join in attempting to form the largest human peace sign can sign up on this website. According to the details, the event will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m and they will only be accepting the first 10,000 people who register. Yoko Ono and John Lennon were soldiers of peace and were known for protesting against war. The couple even did a few Bed-Ins for Peace, events wherein they protested by staying in bed for weeks to promote peace and protest in a non-violent way.

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