August 26th, 2009
02:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Kennedy to lie in repose in Boston, be buried at Arlington

(CNN) - Three sources close to the Kennedy family say Sen. Ted Kennedy will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy presidential library in Boston.

A procession Friday will travel from the library to the Mission Church in Boston, where a funeral mass will be held. Kennedy will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery, also the final resting place of his brothers John and Robert Kennedy.


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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Shari, NY

    I don't know what the criteria is for being laid to rest at Arlington but I think that it is befitting for this extraordinary and resilient Kennedy to be buried along with his two brothers. RIP!

    August 26, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Dave

    Ted Kennedy was one the best people God put on this earth. He wasn't the perfect but he was the good. God Bless you Ted we will miss you and thanks for all your sacrifices.

    August 26, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Steph

    God Bless Senator Kennedy! My prayers go out to his family.

    August 26, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  4. Phil in KC

    Hubert H. Humphrey once said, "The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped."
    Those words could just as easily have been uttered by Sen. Kennedy. For his life's work reflected those values. He has left a lasting legacy.

    August 26, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. Darth Vadik, CA

    We are one great lion short in our pride from now on, but we have many cubs ready to take up the mantle.

    RIP Ted

    …fighter of the common man, figher for justice and equality for every man woman and child, a fighter for the constitution of the US. And though many on the right may not know it, you fought for them too, to have better jobs, better wages, better lives.

    Go on and take your seat amongs the hall of your ancestors, great men who led and built this nation. Great men who fought for this nation. And great men who made this nation better. Sit among them with your head held high, their equal.

    August 26, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Joy Bartlett

    May he rest in peace, with my deepest gratitude and appreciation for all that he gave of himself for the betterment of those less fortunate that himself. His empathy and caring will never be equaled.

    August 26, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. zago

    I honor the life and Legacy of Sen Ted Kennedy. The last time I listened to him, he was introducing Dr MLK's where do we go from now speech. I want him to know that many have come and gone, but some will stay alive forever given their work in improving lives of the many. As VP Biden puts it, it wasn't ever about him but about others. Teddy, you are a great man. Sit Tibi Terra Levis.

    August 26, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  8. CMG

    God Bless you, Ted. You were a voice for those without a voice and now you can sing with the angels.

    August 26, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. Ohio Annie

    I am saddened by Senator Kennedy's passing.

    August 26, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  10. Ray

    Sen. Kennedy is eligible for burial at Arlington as a serving member of Congress but also on the basis he served honorably on active duty in the Army from 1951 to 1953.

    August 26, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  11. Koalaholik

    Ted Kennedy served in the Army from 1951 – 53 that is one way he is eligible to be buries at Arlington. He is also eligible as a sitting Senator. There is nothing elitist about him being allowed to be buried there.

    August 26, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. have a heart

    A man passed away, please try to be respectful, if for no other reason then to not be hypocritical. And get your facts straight, he did serve as a member of the Armed Services and he served as a member of the UNITED STATES SENATE for over 40 years, which THE PEOPLE elected him to.

    August 26, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  13. Stephen from Alabama

    I am really surprised at some of the distasteful comments here. Please have enough respect for the person, even if you didn't agree with them politically, to not bash them on the day of their death. I don't think any objective observer could deny that he was a statesman and always had what he felt was the country's best interest at heart.

    August 26, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. Matthew

    This man brought majesty and dignity to our legislative body. He was everything a Senator, and public service, ought to be. Great public servants are often flawed people; so are we all. But lets not inter the good with the man. The state and the American people have lost something and someone glorious. Ave atque vale.

    August 26, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  15. Clint

    For the fact impaired, the following is from an accompanying article that states that it was the Army that approached the Kennedy family about burial at Arlington, and not vice versa:

    "Sen. Kennedy was eligible for burial at Arlington as a serving member of Congress but also on the basis he served honorably on active duty in the Army from 1951 to 1953."

    Please read it carefully. Actual military service, on active duty, not a familiar concept for many of our "leaders".

    August 26, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  16. B

    One of this countries great men, that are a dying breed. It is becoming harder to find his kind of dedication to and for the people. He will be missed very much.

    August 26, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    We are only as great as the least of us. Kennedy recognized that truth and tried to make us better by improving the lot in life left to the least of us.

    Contrast this with the corporate facsism we're witnessing from the demagogue obstructionists in the health care debate and you should have no question about who rests assured of redemption and who better start looking for it.

    August 26, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  18. LiLa

    Senator Kennedy was a flawed individual as we all are, but one who did great things for all of us as well as for his family. Rest in peace, Senator.

    August 26, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  19. Susie

    A great Statesman-who did good for others! God Bless his family!

    August 26, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |