Many of us woke up to someone saying “Pete Seeger died today” on the news. So it becomes a day to mark on our calendars. A day to sit and think of one of his many songs – “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have all the Flowers Gone,” or “If I Had a Hammer.” Hum it. Sing it. How often were you touched by his songs, by his singing? Take a moment out and reflect on what he brought to your life, to the lives of others.
Recall that our government almost put an end to his singing. To his songs. Virtually no one would book him after he refused to give information about his beliefs to the House Unamerican Activities Committee. Remember Pete Seeger the next time someone needs your help to better your neighborhood, your town, our country, our world.
Sorry to see you go, fella. You brought beauty, joy, and the possibility of meaningful political action to many of our citizens. Thank you.