Thousands Form Human Peace Sign In Central Park To Honor John Lennon

By Editorial Staff in Entertainment On 7th October 2015

#1 Imaging All The People

Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono and tried to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign.

The record attempt to honor Ono's husband, John Lennon, didn't succeed. Still, the Central Park crowd celebrated the upcoming birthday of the late Beatle. Lennon would have turned 75 on Friday.

#2 In Honor Of John Lennon

It happened in Central Park's East Meadow Tuesday afternoon, all in tribute to John Lennon.

The crowd included everyone from aging hippies to schoolchildren not yet born when Lennon died.

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#3 Not A Record.. Or A World's Record Anyway

A Guinness World Records representative says Tuesday's effort brought together more than 2,000 people. But Guinness said 5,000 or more needed to turn out for an official record.

#4 People Wanted To Celebrate PEACE

Central Park was filled with enthusiasts who just wanted to spread cheer and peace.

"He wanted the world to be a better place," said one little girl.

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#5 A Beautiful Sight In New York

Record or not, the enormous people peace sign could be seen from the skyscrapers and the sky. It was a beautiful sight.

#6 Honoring a Legend

Lennon was a big anti war proponent and anti gun lobbyist. His songs and artistry always reflected his imagery for peace, love, and kinship.

#7 John Lennon

Lennon was assassinated in 1980 at his apartment building on Manhattan's west side just across from the park.

#8 Yoko One attends the Peace Rally in Central Park

People gathered to remember him in a way John Lennon would have appreciated, forming the giant peace sign. And his widow Yoko Ono told me her late husband would have been very proud.

"Because he really worked hard on trying to make things better for people, you know, and so this is a very, very positive thing that's happened," she said.

#9 Yoko Continues John's Plan For Peace

Ono is helping to fund a mobile studio called "The Lennon Bus".

The bus named after the former Beatle has been touring public schools in each of the 5 boroughs to help student musicians and songwriters develop their gifts.

Professional engineers are on board with all of the necessary equipment to help inspire the next generation of artists.

#10 Gather For Lennon and Peace

This was a joyous occasion, proof that for fans of all ages, time hasn't lessened their interest nor diminished their enthusiasm.

"I'm a serious Beatle fan so when I heard about this it was like Oh My God, I'm coming!", said one fan.

"John Lennon's legacy involves us imagining and helping this generation use their imaginations," said another.

This tribute was only temporary but for his widow very meaningful.