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Title: Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle
Post by: shellyg on August 26, 2009, 11:14:07 PM
Sad...  http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/26/obit.ted.kennedy/index.html
Title: Re: Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle
Post by: Southern Jewel on August 27, 2009, 08:21:15 AM
I agree, sad.

May he rest in peace.
God Speed, Senator Kennedy.
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Post by: gypsumoon on August 27, 2009, 08:44:30 AM
Adding my sad feelings...but it's nice to think that the brothers, and sisters, are together again.
Title: Re: Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle
Post by: kolstromkreations on August 28, 2009, 11:24:18 AM
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Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, Senator Ted Kennedy. For nearly five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives — in seniors who know new dignity; in families that know new opportunity; in children who know education’s promise; and in all who can pursue their dream in an America that is more equal and more just, including me. In the United States Senate, I can think of no one who engendered greater respect or affection from members of both sides of the aisle. His seriousness of purpose was perpetually matched by humility, warmth and good cheer. He battled passionately on the Senate floor for the causes that he held dear, and yet still maintained warm friendships across party lines. And that’s one reason he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. I personally valued his wise counsel in the Senate, where, regardless of the swirl of events, he always had time for a new colleague. I cherished his confidence and momentous support in my race for the Presidency. And even as he waged a valiant struggle with a mortal illness, I’ve benefited as President from his encouragement and wisdom. His fight gave us the opportunity we were denied when his brothers John and Robert were taken from us: the blessing of time to say thank you and goodbye. The outpouring of love, gratitude and fond memories to which we’ve all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives. For America, he was a defender of a dream. For his family, he was a guardian. Our hearts and prayers go out to them today — to his wonderful wife, Vicki, his children Ted Jr., Patrick and Kara, his grandchildren and his extended family. Today, our country mourns. We say goodbye to a friend and a true leader who challenged us all to live out our noblest values. And we give thanks for his memory, which inspires us still. Sincerely, President Barack Obama

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Title: Re: Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle
Post by: eotrg on August 28, 2009, 12:35:35 PM
I heard that Obama will be delivering the eulogy on Saturday.
Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel on August 28, 2009, 01:34:39 PM
Obama (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/26/obama-to-deliver-eulogy-a_n_270063.html) is delivering the eulogy.

I watched last night the line around the building to pay their respects.
Over 21,000 persons paid respects by visiting his casket.

Title: Re: Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battle
Post by: VintageSilver on August 29, 2009, 09:07:11 AM
Growing up in the 60's with the Kennedy's - good and bad - makes me especially sad about this news.  Whether I agreed with the politically or not - they were first and foremost, about family.  Losing a family member in the public eye must be very difficult.  Hard to personally grieve when so many use the time to voice their opinions about the deceased.

Sending strength to this family in the loss of their loved one.