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.