Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sen. Edward Kennedy died of brain cancer

Sen. Edward Kennedy died 1:30 am yesterday, August 25 at the age 77 at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2008. He spent most of his life in public service and member of the Democratic Party. He was the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert Kennedy who were both victims of assassination. He was the youngest of the nine children of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. His family his a lineage of politicians.

Sen. Kennedy, a political ally of Pres. Barrack Obama, gave tremendous support at his campaign period and has brought Obama into presidency in 2008. In his speech, Obama said: "our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States senator of all time." He has ordered the flag at the White House and all flags throughout the federal government to fly at half staff.

Kennedy remains will lie in repose onThursday and Friday at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. He will be buried Saturday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery