It's been ten years now.
Those years have seen a plaque dedicated at Monterey Bay, a statue placed in Aspen, Rocky Mountain High becoming Colorado's state song, and a live musical based on his work. There's a childrens' picture-book series based on a number of his songs. There are even plans to have his image used on US postage stamps in the next few years. His charities continue helping people and the environment all over the world.
I hope that you will think of me in moments when you're happy and you're smiling,
That the thought will comfort you on cold and cloudy days if you are crying,
That you'll love to see the sun go down,
And the world go around,
And around and around...
-from 'Around and Around', by John Denver
From the life to the light,
From the dark of the night to the dawn,
He is so in my heart,
He is here,
He could never be gone,
Though the singer is silent,
There still is the truth of the song,
In the song...
-from 'On the Wings of a Dream', by John Denver
John Denver, may he never be forgotten!