Thursday, February 20, 2014
They may be children of the ’90s, but their connection with the late American folk musician Pete Seeger sparked a memorial in his honor.
Westminster College students with the Rubato Music Club and Spiritual Life on campus organized about an hour-and-a-half service, which was dedicated to the singer-song writer. Seeger died on Jan. 27 at age 94.
While most of the 25 attendees were students, a few — like President Barney Forsythe and professors — represented an another generation.
Those elder participants, like English Professor Wayne Zade, proclaimed themselves “children of the ’60s,” but Zade said the memorial was evidence that Seeger’s messages have lasted throughout time.
“There’s no generation gap here,” Zade said.
Dean Morran, Westminster College student and founder of the Rubato Music Club, said he felt an “overwhelming urge” to hold a service. Morran played guitar while he and other singers and musicians played Seeger’s classic “If I Had A Hammer” and the civil rights song, “We Shall Overcome.”
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