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Ted Kennedy Grave and Burial Photos & Video

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After several days of remembrance by family, friends and colleagues, Edward Ted Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery beside his famous brothers John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy at sunset on Saturday evening, with his grandchildren giving speeches about their departed loved one - see video below.

His grave will be marked by a simple cross, as is that of his brother Bobby Kennedy.  An eternal flame marks the resting place of brother John, the 35th President of the United States.  Teddy's brothers were cut down by gunmen in the turbulent 1960's, John in 1963, Bobby in 1968.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and two infant children are also buried next to JFK.  A son Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died within days of his birth in 1960 and a daughter was still born in 1956. 

John F. Kennedy Jr., son of JFK and Jackie, died in a plane crash with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy in 1999.  Their ashes were scattered off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

During the funeral for Ted Kennedy, his son and namesake Ted Kennedy Jr. delivered a poignant eulogy.

Also delivering a eulogy was President Barack Obama - available here.

View Kennedy graves and burial video, including speeches by Ted Kennedy's grandchildren below.


ted kennedy and family members at graves of john and robert kenn

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teddy kennedy burial surrounded by family

 

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The ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, were NOT scattered. Scattering is against the laws of the Catholic Church; the body - even following cremation - must be kept as one unit. This "his ashes were scattered" was the mistake of one reporter, whom every subsequent reporter has followed. After much clamoring from Catholics, the bishop who led the funeral and burial service from the boat did release a statement clarifying that the ashes of John Jr. and his wife had NOT been "scattered" in the sea but had remained in tact (i.e., in urns). I'm sure the reason that the Kennedy family had not previously corrected the misstatement of the reporters because they'd just as soon no degenerate idiot(s) went diving for the remains. Alas, who can blame them.

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Ted Kennedy was a fraud. After what he did to Mary-Jo and all others who got in his (and his family's) way, he surly will burn in hell for all time.

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I believe that it does not matter, and is not necessarily fair to compare Ted Kennedy, his President brother, or his president would have been with GW Bush Jr. They are obviously not the same politically. The Kennedy's were taught that in order to honor the will of god, country, and their beliefs and efforts that one must commit themself to public service. That is what each did, with fervor and direction. Catholicism is a label that these men braved and honored. Worshiped and committed themselves to. But yet it takes an ordinary man to do extraordinary things, these men did this. Jesus did as well, and they honored that effort by giving their own lives. Rest in Peace, all.

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Watching George W. Bush at the funeral of Teddy Kennedy on Saturday was, to say the very least, amusing. It's always great fun to witness the members of the vast right wing conspiracy confronted head-on with the theological flaws that are inherent in their philosophy. Watching that event with my pal, Kevin Swanwick, we both were mesmerized and just slightly overjoyed to be reminded yet again that the basic tenets of Liberalism are in perfect harmony with our Christianity - our Catholicism: feed the hungry, shelter the poor and clothe the naked. Oh, how I wish the camera would have cut to Bush's face the moment he was confronted with the most famous line (and justly so) from the Gospel according to Matthew: "I tell you this: whatever you did to the least of these brothers of mine, you did to me." Jesus of Nazareth One can only imagine how uncomfortable that passage from the scriptures must have made him feel. Or how about the Sermon on the Mount? "Blessed are the peace makers
For they shall be called Sons of God." I imagine being confronted with the words of Jesus Christ might make old George just a tad uneasy. The prayers that were offered up by the youngest members of the Kennedy clan, in Teddy's own words, were the most touching part of the entire day: "That human beings be measured not by what they cannot do. That quality health care becomes a fundamental right and not a privilege. That old policies of race and gender die away. That newcomers be accepted, no matter their color or place of birth. That the nation stand united against violence, hate and war. That the work begins anew, and the dream lives on. We pray to the Lord." Lord hear our prayer. After the mass had ended, and Kevin and I headed into town to get a cup of coffee, I was almost stunned by the good cheer I felt. Ted Kennedy's funeral was truly a joyous event. Truth be told, it was damned-near therapeutic! The politics of joy as opposed to the politics of fear. There ain't nothin' like it in the world, Baby! The stark contrasts between the ideals of the Progressive movement and the right wing's backwards and greedy ideology were out in public Saturday for all to compare and contrast at Our Lady of Perpetual Comfort Church in Boston. The differences were so obvious, you could not have missed them had you tried. Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

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