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Great Parenting Lessons Friends and Family Remember #2

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Tribute to Senator Robert F. Kennedy by his brother Senator Edward M. Kennedy

St. Patrick's Cathedral
New York City
June 8, 1968

Excerpts:

"From his parents, and from his older brothers and sisters - Joe, Kathleen and Jack - he received inspiration which he passed on to all of us. He gave us strength in time of trouble, wisdom in time of uncertainty, and sharing in time of happiness. He was always by our side.
Love is not an easy feeling to put into words. Nor is loyalty, or trust or joy. But he was all of these. He loved life completely and lived it intensely.

A few years back, Robert Kennedy wrote some words about his own father and they expressed the way we in his family feel about him. He said of what his father meant to him: "What it really all adds up to is love - not love as it is described with such facility in popular magazines, but the kind of love that is affection and respect, order, encouragement, and support. Our awareness of this was an incalculable source of strength, and because real love is something unselfish and involvessacrifice and giving, we could not help but profit from it."........

"What he leaves us is what he said, what he did and what he stood for."

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