Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Kennedy

Kennedy touched so many people's lives. Kennedy even helped Liberian immigrants:
For James Hunder, the president of the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont, Kennedy's death is a blow. The organization works to advance educational, cultural and social opportunities for those with Liberian ties.

Kennedy supported immigration reform that would help Liberians stay in America, and he pressured the U.S. government to suspend aid to Liberia during the country's civil war, said Hunder, who has several letters that Kennedy wrote to him about the Liberian cause. Even though Kennedy likely did not write the letters himself, Hunder said, something about him and his character comes through.

"This man -- there's just something special about him," he said. "I believe he's a God-fearing man and a humanitarian. He's very concerned about peace and tranquility in all parts of the world." Winston-Salem Journal
Kennedy's casket is now in Boston. Kennedy's wife Vicki is greeting people: