October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980
I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade when John Lennon was murdered that December. I remember being in Home Ec and my teacher, Mrs. Abram, telling us all about it. I am sad to say that until that day, I didn't even know who John Lennon was. My folks were not Beatles fans and I was just too young to have been a part of that era. I know who he is now, though, and what he stood for. John dreamed of world peace and was not afraid to get out there and make his voice heard. His legacy of peace and love is still as profound as it was all those years ago.
War is over, if you want it.