Monday, August 31, 2009
What a beautiful farewell and tribute to Ted
I suspect that many of my readers spent Saturday glued to the television. First, there was the incredible ceremony at Our Lady of Perpetual Help; it was a funeral Mass that made us present to the family and able to hear the moving eulogies given by his sons and our President. I felt caught up in the prayer for Ted and for all who loved him; I also began to feel an admiration for those who really strive to help others in our political system.
The evening coverage of the actual arrival and burial was long but moving. Then came the video where Ted spoke to us in scenes filmed through the years. It brought back so many memories of all the Kennedys and how much they have done. None of us are perfect, but the good we do can live on and Ted certainly worked hard to help many.
I think Saturday was a special day in our history and may it inspire many politicians to strive for justice in all the ways Ted did.