…”Beneath it all, he has tried to engender a social conscience. There were wrongs which needed attention. There were people who were poor and needed help. And we have a responsibility to them and to this country. Through no virtues and accomplishments of our own, we have been fortunate enough to be born in the United States under the most comfortable conditions. We, therefore, have a responsibility to others who are less well off.”…
Over the next few days and weeks many will eulogize Senator Kennedy for all that he and his family have meant to this country, but I don’t think anyone will come close to honoring Teddy’s memory in such a way, as he did when he stood in front of mourners and eulogized his bother Robert Kennedy after his assassination in 1968.
Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world.
As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:
“Some men see things as they are and say why.
I dream things that never were and say why not.”