Yoko Ono Gathers Thousands To Form Largest Peace Sign In New York In Honor Of John Lennon


In honor of John Lennon's upcoming 75th birthday on Friday, Yoko Ono gathered thousands in Central Park to form the world's largest peace sign.

With the hashtag #ImaginePeace in full swing and New Yorkers of all stripes in attendance — schoolchildren, hippies, and politicians — it truly was a sight to behold.

There was a good reason Ono picked Central Park and New York for this occasion.

According to CBSNews.com, Ono said in a statement, "New York was a very special place for John — his adopted home — and I'm so happy that the John Lennon Bus is there to celebrate his 75th birthday."

CBS reported that 2,000 people joined together to honor the former Beatle and "Imagine" singer. 

Although the crowd didn't break the world record of 5,814, which was set in Ithaca, NY in 2009 according to CBC.ca, it was nice to see at least a small part of the "world as one," as John once sang. 

Happy birthday, John... You're not the only one.