The John Lennon Peace Movement Website

The John Lennon Peace Movement

"If everybody demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace"
                                                                                                             -John Lennon

    John Lennon will be known for the many things that he did with the Beatles, but something that he will also be remembered for is his ideas about peace. John took a very active role in trying to persuade people to protest against the Vietnam War, by doing many different things. He usually worked with his wife, Yoko Ono. Together they peacefully protested against the Vietnam War and asked the world for peace.
     The most famous things that John Lennon did, to ask for peace, was host bed-ins. Bed-ins are when a person will stay in their room for a certian number of days to protest against something. John and Yoko did bed-ins in Montreal and Amsterdam. They stayed in their rooms and recorded "Give Peace a Chance" in Montreal, which became a very famous anti-war song. Another famous anti-war song that John Lennon wrote is called "Imagine".
       Now you might be wondering, did the peace movement work? Yes it did work. One example of the effect that it had was when half a million people gathered on the second Vietnam Moratorium Day. They all stared singing "Give Peace a Chance" as loud as they could. John Lennon was very surprised but happy at the same time. John Lennon was very famous, so there was a lot of media coverage on everything he did, so many people saw what he was trying to do.
        John Lennon taught us to stand up for what we believe in and dream big. He protested for peace, and many people listened. This is why John Lennon will be remembered as a peace activist. His legendary ideas will be remembered forever as long as we all shall live.