Lennon Birthday Marked By Peace Events15 September 2006
Lennon Birthday Marked By Peace Events
The former Beatles legend will be honoured with an 'Imagine Peace Tower', which is being constructed in Reykjavik, Iceland, while the LennonOno Grant For Peace will give out prizes of $50,000 (GBP30,000) to Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Centre for Constitutional Rights, in a bid to support causes close to the heart of the late icon.
Ono says, "These groups look beyond today's conflicts and destruction and envision a positive future for our society, while working selflessly and tirelessly towards establishing a more peaceful environment for our planet.
"They are strong representatives of the many groups who are working in the same direction, today. They need and deserve all of our support and respect.
"Each one of us was born at this time, not by chance, but to fulfil a mission. Our work is not yet done.
"I know that John's spirit will be joining us on that day, October 9th, in Reykjavik and I look forward to seeing you there to celebrate this exciting day. WAR IS OVER, if you want it. I love you."
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