August 27th, 2009
09:01 AM ET
5 years ago

All four ex-presidents to attend Kennedy funeral

All four ex-presidents and President Obama will attend Ted Kennedy's funeral.
All four ex-presidents and President Obama will attend Ted Kennedy's funeral.

(CNN) - The four living ex-presidents will attend Sen. Ted Kennedy's private funeral mass in Boston Saturday, law enforcement sources confirm to CNN.

President Obama will also attend the ceremony.


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  1. Ryan Indy

    Shows how much Class President George W. Bush has. After all the harsh words Senator Kennedy had for President Bush and he puts that aside and shows why Republicans have alot more class than small Democrats. The more you liberals put him down ,the better and better he looks in my eyes. I think Obama makes everyone realize that GW was not so bad after all.

    August 27, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  2. Cry me A River GOP

    RIP Teddy you were a true hero to the progressive cause

    August 27, 2009 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. Tea

    Take your Rest Senator Kennedy, you will be missed but your dreams live on.

    August 27, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. LacrosseMom

    Mourning is bipartisan. Sadly, the two parties can't see eye-to-eye until someone they care for dies.

    I hope and pray that the Senate & the House will learn something from the example Sen. Kennedy set, and come together to work for the good of our nation.

    August 27, 2009 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. LW In Texas

    All Four should be there, This man was a leader in our country, like or dislike him he got things done. All four had to work with and horse trade with Him to get done what they wanted done.

    August 27, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. Brad

    sounds right to me

    August 27, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. munchmom

    Not only should this happen, but EVERY member of the Congress, Republicans and Democrats, should attend the services. Kennedy was a thorn in the sides of every Republican, but he did work hard for his constituents. Put aside bi-partianship for one day and pay respects together.

    August 27, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. Doraine Gordon

    How amazing for the public to be able to see four ex presidents together. I think it's wonderful. It's too bad that it takes a tragedy to bring then all together. Our country is fortunate to have four of our leaders still alive, It doesn't matter what party they represent. These are great men to deserve everyone's respect.

    August 27, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  9. vic nashville , Tn

    Good news

    August 27, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. white female

    May God help this country to come together, and learn something from this MAN, and his family service to this country.
    We should all listen, watch, and learn from his words that he has left behind for unity.

    May God Bless and keep us all, and may deepest love and comfort goes out to his family, and we will forever remember he and his families love and service to this world.
    Uncle Teddy we love you (RIP) Big Guy.
    WE know without a dought That President Obama was a good choice of your, and a great gift to us for a New age Leader to carry on the work.
    May God Bless your Soul for that Gift to the (USA) and the world.

    August 27, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  11. JS007

    Teddy deserves it. He was an example of true committment to doing the right thing. He came from a life of privilege but tirelessly fought for the most vulnerable in our society. After losing his brothers it would have been easy to get bitter and simply retreat into private life, but Teddy did the opposite. Every American, from women to minorities to the disabled was helped by Kennedy's work. I can only hope that his ultimate objective of ensuring that every American, regardless of financial standing, is provided with good basic health care will finally happen with him watching over us from a better place. I hope regular Americans will help the cause and prove that we still deserve to have great people like Ted Kennedy dedicate their lives to public service.

    August 27, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. addon

    Wow.......I guess we all understand the impact Senator Kennedy had on our lives.

    Compassion for the voiceless is truly an admirable cause. There's no money in it. No lobbyist will show up at your office with a bag full of cash. The people you're representing are poor.

    I can think of very few politicians that have spent a lifetime looking out for the downtrodden american.

    None of them were _ _ _ _ _ _ ! Funny how that works...isn't it?

    August 27, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |