By Richard Logan
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die
JOHN DENVER was not just a singer/songwriter, but was acknowledged for his environmental and humanitarian efforts also. In l979 the U.S. Jaycees named John as one of the TEN OUTSTANDING MEN OF AMERICA. That same year John received
the WHALE PROTECTION FUND SERVICE AWARD.
In 1985 John was awarded the NASA MEDAL FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
and received the WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER AWARD from President Reagan.
In l990 John was honored with the NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION CONSERVATION
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL ECOLOGY WORLD ECOLOGY AWARD.
In recognition of his commitment to the environment, John Denver
was the first recipient of the World Ecology Medal awarded by the
International Center for
Tropical Ecology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
John was co-founder of the WINDSTAR FOUNDATIONin Snowmass, CO
and also founded PLANT IT 2000, an international nonprofit foundation
dedicatied to planting, maintaining and protecting trees worldwide.
He was also instrumental in starting THE HUNGER PROJECT - The vision of
a world free from Hunger.
Photo by Brad Freeders
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