October 9th, 2007 looks set to become a landmark day in the global movement for peace when Yoko Ono will be joined by family, friends and like-minded supporters from all over the world in Reykjavik for the unveiling of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
In the preceding weeks, www.IMAGINEPEACE.com has become emblematic of the growing worldwide desire for peace., symbolised for many by the music and life of John Lennon.
At the same time, Yoko Ono’s MySpace and Facebook pages have been flooded with love and support from all over the world for her continuing work for World Peace.
Forty years ago, in 1967, John Lennon predicted that the conceptual light tower envisioned by Yoko Ono in 1965, would one day become a reality. Now, it will be unveiled on the island of Videy, in Reykjavik , on John’s 67th birthday, October 9th of this year, as a permanent landmark for peace.
Over half a million wishes from all over the world will be placed in a series of capsules and placed on the island surrounding IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. People can continue to send their peace wishes via the website: www. IMAGINEPEACE.com.
Every one of the messages will be placed in capsules surrounding IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
Messages can also be sent to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, P.O.Box 1009, 121 Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Wishing Well, which surrounds the strong and tall tower of light that is IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, bears the inscription “IMAGINE PEACE” in 24 languages.
Ono said today:
“On October 9th I hope that the world will pause for a time and IMAGINE PEACE. I am unveiling the Peace Tower in memory of John. I am thrilled to do it in Iceland, a unique and beautiful country in which 80% of the energy is provided by water, not oil. The air, water and earth are surprisingly pure and clean, as a result. I hope that the light from the tower will shine, not just physically on those present at the unveiling but will be beamed across the world so that the message of peace will be delivered to all people. IMAGINE PEACE!”