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    EDWARD KENNEDY -- HIS VOICE BROKEN WITH GRIEF -- PAID TRIBUTE TO HIS BROTHER AT THE REQUIEM MASS HELD AT ST.

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    EDWARD KENNEDY SPEAKING; ARCHBISHOP COOKE SPEAKING; ARCHBISHOP BLESSING COFFIN; PRESIDENT JOHNSON SPEAKING TO MRS. KENNEDY; COFFIN BEING CARRIED FROM CHURCH. (SOUND ON FILM)



    TRANSCRIPT: EDWARD KENNEDY:



    "HE WILL BE REMEMBERED SIMPLY AS A GOOD MAN. HE SAW WRONG AND TRIED TO RIGHT IT; HE SAW SUFFERING AND TRIED TO HEAL IT; HE SAW WAR AND TRIED TO STOP IT. THOSE OF US WHO LOVED HIM AND WHO TAKE HIM TO HIS REST TODAY PRAY THAT WHAT HE WAS TO US, WHAT HE WISHED FOR OTHERS, WILL SOME DAY COME TO PASS FOR ALL THE WORLD. 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 -- FINE; I DREAM THINGS THAT NEVER WERE AND SAY -- WHY NOT?"



    ARCHBISHOP COOKE:



    "TODAY IN SIMPLE REALISM WE SALUTE THE SENSE OF PURPOSE WHICH GAVE DIRECTION TO ROBERT KENNEDY'S LIFE. HE WAS A MAN OF FAITH, FAITH IN GOD, FIRST OF ALL, BUT FAITH ALSO IN THE BASIC GOODNESS OF HIS FELLOW MEN AND FAITH IN THE FUTURE OF HIS COUNTRY."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EDWARD KENNEDY -- HIS VOICE BROKEN WITH GRIEF -- PAID TRIBUTE TO HIS BROTHER AT THE REQUIEM MASS HELD AT ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, NEW YORK, TODAY. ARCHBISHOP COOKE ADDED HIS TRIBUTE IN THE FUNERAL EULOGY. AMONG THE INVITED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WERE PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE.

    MRS. ETHEL KENNEDY ATTENDED THE SERVICE WITH FOUR OF HER CHILDREN. THE DISTINGUISHED CONGREGATION OF 2,100 INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES OF AT LEAST 50 NATIONS, ALSO AMONG THE MOURNERS WERE THE FOUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VRNRU8RKN3REWLMK2AM41JLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VRNRU8RKN3REWLMK2AM41JLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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