I have a commercial photo given to me before my younger brother passed away JL peace sign, with the statue of liberty behind him, classic pic. its framed in my counselling office. People must raise their sights of JL and what he was about to become, he went from house husband (cocoon stage) to full blown intellectual of peace and love. A symbol of peaceful resistance against corporate/government dominance of greed control. JL could and did keep the movement alive and well and unfortunatly to his family and friends it cost him his life, but, as he calls out to us from the universe, pick up the gauntlets of peace and continue on. John is the needed symbol of social justice, he stood for so many things, yes the Creator brought him into the world and he became a Beatle, and qucikly rose to stardom, unlike any others, but then went into the cocoon state, and behold the beatle beccme this critical man of peace, the voice needed to speak out against the destruction of the planet, animals, people, peace, one only has to look back at the Bush years and his invasion of the middle east for oil and greed, perhaps Obama will be the new hope coupled with the legacy left by JL, MLK, JFK, BK, Gandhi, and others silenced by the guns of corporate madness and the genie in the bottle of Catcher in the Rye. That is why we need a national holiday for JL, so we as ordinary citizens can reflect and be reminded of the sacrfice made by JL and how there are those in the world who would stop at nothing to silence those voices of peace and love, voices sent to us designed to enlighten us and to keep us on course. I believe it is not too late for a participatory citizenship like we are presntly seeing in the USA under the guidance of President Barrack Obama. The dream isn't over, I believe it has just begun. Peace & Love.