Weeping as I join through live-streaming in Ted Kennedy's funeral Mass, I resolve to follow his example and never quit. The forces of hate and bigotry are not as strong as the forces of love and forgiveness. His death renews my determination to support with all my strength the unfinished battles of his life, beginning with health care for all, not just the privileged few.
To know the man, and not the caricature painted by his political opposition, see these eulogies from his funeral Mass:
his son Ted Kennedy, Jr.
his son Patrick Kennedy
We will honor him not with flowers but with contributions to carry on the fight.