August 28th, 2009
11:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Kennedy remembered as an advocate for all

 Sen. Ted Kennedy was an early supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
Sen. Ted Kennedy was an early supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

(CNN) – One year before the day of his death, an ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy electrified a crowd of thousands at the Democratic National Convention.

"There is a new wave of change all around us, and if we set our compass true, we will reach our destination - not merely victory for our party, but renewal for our nation," Kennedy said on August 25, 2008.

"And this November, the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause."

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