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Kennedy mourned in Hyannis Port

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Kennedy mourned in Hyannis Port


While Washington’s political elite mourned the passing of Ted Kennedy yesterday, local people at the late senator’s home of Hyannis Port in Massachusetts have been paying their tributes.

He was one of the most influential and longest-serving senators in US history and well known for fighting for the rights of the underprivileged And at the John F Kennedy Museum visitors have been signing a condolence book and spoke of the impact Ted Kennedy had made on their lives. One said: “ My feelings will always be grateful for what he did for older people in the United States.” Another said: “I’ve known Republicans who’ve said if there ever was a serious chance someone would defeat him, they would vote for Kennedy just because he delivered so much to the people.” Visitors stopped to leave flowers near the Kennedy compound. One local resident said: “ It’s a big loss for those of us who grew up watching the Kennedy clan grow into maturity and become national leaders, this is the end of a legacy and end of an era.” Ted Kennedy’s funeral takes place in Boston on Saturday but he will be buried at Washington’s Arlington Cemetary.

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