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An Unsung, Singing Hero (a Tribute)
Yesterday, Gary Woltal posted a beautiful blog "We are the Children of ActiveRain" If you didn't get a chance to enjoy it, you should >> http://activerain.com/blogsview/895692/We-Are-The-Children-Of-Active-Rain. (Thanks, Gary!)
In that post, Gary imbedded the video of the "We Are The World" recording session and it made me think again of Harry. (No, Harry isn't in the video, at least not in the flesh.)
Harry Chapin was (is) one of my life's greatest heroes. Many may remember him for his minor chart hits "Cats in the Cradle" and "Taxi", but too few people know him for his true passion and life's work. Harry lived to feed the world in the truest sense, and ultimately was responsible for USA for Africa and Live Aid.
Harry was, and still today is to my knowledge, the only private citizen in the United States of America to personally push a Bill through the House of Representatives and Congress to eventually be signed by a President. That Bill was for the International Year of Hunger, signed by President Jimmy Carter.
Harry had a belief that led him to donate most of his money that he raised from his concerts towards eliminating world hunger, eventually creating his ... more
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