Yoko Ono Brings Thousands Together For World's Largest Peace Sign Attempt

Thousands of people descended on East Meadows in Central Park yesterday to to commemorate what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday.

Organised by Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, more than 2,000 people joined the throng as they tried to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest human peace sign.

Although the group fell short of accomplishing that (the current record stands at over 5,000 people) it was still a fitting tribute to Lennon’s memory as a peace activist.

He was murdered in 1980 as he returned home with Ono to their apartment building near to the park, and his ashes were also scattered there in lieu of a funeral.

“This is the best birthday present for John, thank you,” she told the crowd amid a rousing rendition of Give Peace A Chance.

Lennon’s actual birthday would have been October 9.