Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

We are deeply thankful for his decades of tireless devotion to responsible stewardship of our environment.

When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage
Old proverb
Armed with truth, justice, song and a banjo, Pete waged peace for his 94 years. He was a righteous, generous and courageous soul, who never sought a lighter burden but rather broader shoulders. He was a crusader for the earth and a defender of our glorious Hudson River.
Borrowing from Springsteen’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
Whenever there’s somebody fightin’ for a place to stand
Or a decent job or a helpin’ hand
Whenever there is somebody struggling to be free
Looking in their eyes and you’ll see me
Pete has been a lantern that lights the path to truth and justice. May all of us strive to keep this flame alive.

Needless to say, Pete was a strong supporter of IPSEC’s “Close Indian Point” organizing and events, and one year at the Beacon Strawberry Fest, we were thrilled when he bought one of our hats!