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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A sad day for Massachusetts...

~* Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1932 - 2009 *~

Today is a say day for the state of Massachusetts. Shortly after midnight, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the patriarch of Massachusetts politics and one of the longest serving US Senators in history, lost his battle with brain cancer. I am not going to get in to a lot of politics on my blog because politics has a way of dividing people and causing hurt feelings, and that is not what my blog is about. But those that know me well know where I stand politically, and I am very saddened by this loss. Our state, and indeed our nation, lost a great patriot. The man had his faults, no doubt (name me one politician on either side that doesn't) but he is a man who devoted his life to fighting for those less fortunate than himself. And more importantly, the Kennedy's embodied a great family spirit, their bonds of love so strong, an inspiration to all.

He leaves a great legacy, one that will endure...

Rest in peace, Senator Kennedy

Photos courtesy of Google Images

8 comments:

New England Girl said...

I was saddened and shocked to see this today over lunch! I was also then disappointed to hear about the loss of Dominick Dunne as well. We've lost two great Americans today.

Terri and Bob said...

Love the Red Sox photo. I believe his and his family's contributions to the world speak for itself.

Cheryl said...

It's such a loss.

Kathleen said...

How gracious of you for this post. Having lived in Mass for about 15 years, I have long admired and liked the Kennedy brothers. How sad to see the last male child of that family pass away. He was a great Senator, and the father figure for his many children, nieces, and nephews. He will be so very missed. Hugs, Kathleen

Christa said...

It is very sad....I just watched from my apartment window the precession drive down towards the JFK Library...I can see the library from my apartment...with binoculars of course...it was very weird to actually be able to SEE the motorcade knowing that he is in it:(

Farmgirl Paints said...

Brain cancer is so common these days. I know of at least 5 or 6 people personally that have died with it!

Alicia said...

so sad...it was so sad to see all the flags at half mast...

Leann said...

I just heard how many people were standing in line at the Library to pay their respects.

Thanks for all of your sweet comments!

Leann