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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Light a candle tonight for Teddy

Remembrances and condolences continue to pour in from all around the world as the United States marks the death of one of its greatest Senators ever.

President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation ordering all flags flown at half staff in Kennedy's honor. Progressive activists are urged tonight to light a candle tonight in a window to memorialize Teddy and pray for the Kennedy family.

Memorial arrangements are as follows:
  • Tomorrow and Friday, Teddy will lie in repose at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, after his body arrives in a motorcade from Hyannis Port. Public viewing will begin at a yet unannounced time and stretch on through Thursday evening. It will resume on Friday morning at 10 AM and end at 5 PM.
  • Kennedy's funeral will be held on Saturday morning at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Massachusetts. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a eulogy. The funeral will be invitation only, although it will probably be broadcast on television.
  • Afterwards, Kennedy's body will be transported to Logan International Airport and then flown to Arlington National Cemetery, where Kennedy will be buried next to his brothers John and Robert (JFK and RFK). The service, which will take place at 5 PM on Saturday, will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the Kennedy family has asked that contributions be sent to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Mourners may also share remembrances at, a special website set up by the family to honor Teddy's legacy.


Blogger Brian said...

I will be lighting a candle for Teddy tonight. Thanks for this article.

August 26, 2009 5:22 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Why don't we keep the candles going until a bill reflecting Teddy's dream of true health care reform is passed?

August 28, 2009 1:34 AM  

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