Still givin’ Peace a Chance

The Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik dedicated to John LennonPhoto: Kyodo

While I may not groove to her music–Yoko has a will of iron and guts to see it through.
To commemorate October 9—kudos to Ono from YYC.

As published in the Japan Times:

Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

Yoko Ono peace tower shines on in Reykjavik

REYKJAVIK (Kyodo) A peace monument designed by artist Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, was installed in the capital of Iceland on Tuesday, to mark what would have been the late Beatle’s 67th birthday.
The Imagine Peace Tower is engraved with the message “Imagine Peace” in 24 languages and is filled with about 500,000 capsules containing messages of hope sent by people around the world.

The monument’s cylindrical illuminated base silhouettes the tower and sends a “peace light” skyward from the world’s northernmost capital.

At a news conference, Ono expressed her wish that people around the globe would be unified by the monument’s light.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr and George Harrison’s widow Olivia also attended the ceremony to commemorate the completion of the monument.

The monument will light up annually on New Year’s Eve and also from Oct. 9 through Dec. 8, the anniversary of the death of Lennon, who was shot dead in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980, as he and Ono returned home from a recording session.

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