Senator Edward Kennedy: A Lion of the Senate and of the People

Sen. Ted Kennedy at Denver Convention 2008

It’s hard to believe that Senator Ted Kennedy passed away the evening of Tuesday, August 25, 2009.  He was a fighter for the people and he fought until the end of his life for issues he deeply believed in and for the sake of his constituents. He was determined to insure the safe passage of meaningful Health Care Reform in the United States.  Now is the time for all people to put aside petty party self-interests and work together for the sake of present and future generations in the U.S.

Senator Kennedy was a bold and cheerful Lion of the Senate.  He could have a good laugh with anyone on both sides of the aisle in the corridors of Congress, but when he roared, he roared for the people to help many citizens who depended on his strong voice to stand up for their concerns.  At one time in my life, I’m proud to say that Senator Kennedy was my Senator.  I will always think of him as my Senator. He truly was the people’s Senator.  It’s time to pass the torch of unfinished business that he so wanted to see happen in America to a younger generation.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the Kennedy family and all the people of Massachusetts who loved their Senator and all the wonderful things he did for all Americans.

Senator Kennedy Speaks at the Democratic Convention 2008

From Senator Kennedy’s Website:
August 26, 2009

Statement from The Kennedy Family

“Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port.   We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever.   We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all.  He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it.   He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him.”

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