Here-at this final hour, in this quiet place—Marin County has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes—extinguished now, and gone from us forever.

For Marin is where he worked and where he struggled and fought—his home of homes, where his heart was, and where his people are-and it is, therefore, most fitting that we meet once again—in Marin-to share these last moments with him.

And we will answer and say unto them: Did you ever talk to Brother Jerry? Did you ever touch, or have him smile at you? Did you ever really listen to him? Did he ever do a mean thing? Was he ever himself associated with violence or any public disturbance? For if you did you would know him. And if you knew him you would know why we must honor him: Jerry was our manhood, our living, hippie manhood! This was his meaning to his people. And in honoring him we honor the best in ourselves.