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Peace and Harmony.

It was a good day for Liverpool, the sun shone, the VIP’S turned out in full force, the people of Liverpool came, Beatles/music fans came from all over the world .The international media representatives were there in great numbers and all came to honour JOHN LENNON . His life ,his music and his contribution to world peace.  Julian and Cynthia Lennon cut the white ribbons to unveil The European Peace Monument releasing hundreds of white balloons and the crowds cheered their appreciation of the magnificent monument and I breathed a sigh of relief I loved it . Lauren Voiers a beautiful young and talented lady created a masterpiece in ‘Peace and Harmony’ which has been inspired by her own musical influences as well as those of John  Lennon and the Beatles. It is wonderful and fitting that this is now in Chavasse Park ,Liverpool One, and John’s home city. The Global Peace Initiative has gifted this the second peace monument to the people of Liverpool on the occasion of what would have been John,s 70th birthday. Two months of celebration follow in the City of Liverpool, Cynthia Lennon made a plea for this to be a happy time , she thought that John would have wanted it. Julian was a reluctant speaker but made a small speech in honour of his Father also to thank the people of Liverpool for their warm welcome he felt at home and felt proud of the honour given to his Dad. There was a moment when the Liverpool Signing Choir was in the middle of their poignant performance when Julian patted his Mum’s knee to comfort her when I felt for the two of them and I know many people felt quite emotional. The whole ceremony went to plan, and was a credit to all the people involved, our own Roger Phillips from BBC Merseyside was as usual a wonderful Master of Ceremonies all the speeches were very well presented and the sentiment  was delivered without being sad or morbid.Lord Mayor Hazel Williams welcomed all the visitors ,Ben Valenty and Lauren Voiers handed over the monument and talked about their work, Councillor Joe Anderson accepted on behalf of the people of Liverpool and the whole of Europe . Speeches from Jerry Goldman and Chris Bliss were very skillfully made , these are all the people who made this event happen. And I was there ! as the guest of  the best dressed man in Liverpool, Thank you Gary Miller not only for a wonderful day full of great memories but for giving me such a great opportunity as Champion of  Culture , for Liverpool East. Our area is very lucky to have you in our corner.


Lennon Peace Monument . 9th of October. Tomorrow  Liverpool will be home to a major GLOBAL Peace Monument which will be dedicated to Music Legend John Lennon and his message of World Peace.  On his 70th birthday it will be unveiled by his eldest son Julian and his first wife Cynthia.    The 18ft monument entitled ‘PEACE and HARMONY’ will be in Liverpool’s Chavasse Park overlooking the River Mersey.  Over two thousand dignitaries and fans from all over the world will be attending including the American creator of the monument LAUREN VOIERS.  Julian Lennon requested that a ‘White feather’ be incorporated into the monument design as this is a symbol of John Lennons spirit and of peace.  Leaders of the City Council, representatives of the EU and the Global Peace Initiative, Members of Parliament and the people of Liverpool will be there to pay homage to a famous son of our city.  I am so looking forward to this day.  Find out more on Liverpool City Council Site.   www.liverpool.gov.uk

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