Just the fact that is it not as stirring now as it was then is very telling. A lot of people are disillusioned by the way the Politicians have taken this country.
At Least Eunice's Humanitarian works are enduring and set an example to people world wide. She took an organization she created in her Backyard to international outreach - 3 Million Athletes in 150 countries. Her organization has helped so many people and will continue to help people after her death. She was the one that Exposed what her *father* did to her sister...
Has JFK or Teddy done similar? Yes, they have influenced American Politics. But you also have the negatives. Chappaquiddick ruined Teddy's chances for becoming President. People in Massachusetts have not forgotten that *accident*.
The Funeral is on now... http://www1.whdh.com/
There are 15 buses of Special Olympics' members behind the church for the funeral. These are people that are Part of Cape Abilities.
The Ebersols, The VP of Fidelity Insurance... Her 5 children, 19 Grandchildren... Ethel Kennedy, her sister-in-law, Oprah Winfrey, The Giffords...
Here we go...
Consider this: Of all the Kennedys, Eunice may have the most impressive legacy.
It's true that JFK, Bobby and Ted Kennedy changed America. But with her Special Olympics, Eunice changed the world.
When you consider that in the 1960's Disability was a dirty word, something to hide in shame.
Edited by Natolii, 14 August 2009 - 08:45 AM.
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