Bono and Yoko Ono unveil a giant tapestry in honour of John Lennon

(REUTERS)- Bono and The Edge from rock group U2, along with Yoko Ono, unveiled a tapestry in honour of John Lennon on Ellis Island on Wednesday (July 29).

The tapestry was unveiled inside the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The group stood in front of the tapestry and posed for photos holding up peace signs as it was unveiled.

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, speaking at the event, stressed how peace was more important in today's world than ever.

Bono also raised the question of peace, asking if we were going to "give peace a chance", adding that John Lennon knew the answer to the question, which was love.

The tapestry, commissioned by Art for Amnesty founder and chair Bill Shipsey in appreciation for giving Amnesty International the rights to record cover versions of Lennon's post-Beatles songs, showed Manhattan as a submarine with Lennon as its pilot, also holding up a peace sign.