Edward Moore Kennedy 1932-2009
With the passing of Senator Kennedy, I was reminded of his powerful words eulogizing his brother, Bobby. His pain, his pride, his determination was palpable. His closing words on a day so long ago, could be said of him today.
My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.
Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world.