• Short Summary

    AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THE BODY OF ROBERT KENNEDY WAS BURIED BESIDE THE BODY OF THE SENATOR'S BROTHER, HE ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT, JOHN KENNEDY.

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    AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THE BODY OF ROBERT KENNEDY WAS BURIED BESIDE THE BODY OF THE SENATOR'S BROTHER, HE ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT, JOHN KENNEDY.

    THE SERVICE AT THE CEMETERY WAS DELAYED SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE TRAIN CARRYING THE SENATOR'S BODY FROM NEW YORK DEVELOPED TROUBLE. THE JOURNEY WAS MARRED BY TRAGEDY - TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND FOUR OTHERS INJURED IN ACCIDENTS ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE TRAIN.

    THE SERVICE AT ARLINGTON WAS CONDUCTED IN TWILIGHT AND DARKNESS, AND MANY MOURNERS CARRIED CANDLES. PRAYERS WERE OFFERED AS THE COFFIN WAS LAID IN THE OPEN, AND THEN MEMBERS OF THE KENNEDY FAMILY STEPPED FORWARD TO PRAY SILENTLY BESIDE THE COFFIN.

    GRAVESIDE MOURNERS INCLUDED ETHEL KENNEDY, THE SENATOR'S WIDOW, HIS CHILDREN, HIS MOTHER AND MRS. JACQUELINE KENNEDY AND HER TWO CHILDREN, WHO ALSO PRAYED BESIDE THE GRAVE OF JOHN KENNEDY TO ROBERT KENNEDY'S GRAVE.

    SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE ADMITTED TO THE CEMETERY FOR THE BRIEF, SIMPLE AND MOVING CEREMONY, HELD IN THE RITES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. DURING THE CEREMONY EDWARD KENNEDY, THE LAST SURVIVING KENNEDY BROTHER, COMFORTED HIS BROTHER'S WIDOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2FPDIHOCR09U2GU0USPKE8HFZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FPDIHOCR09U2GU0USPKE8HFZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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