John King was stationed in Boston...
while BPTOT was with Wolf and Anderson.
Between 3 former Presidents, several Senators, hundreds of people lining the streets in Boston and DC, and a burial at Arlington, if I didn't know better, I would have thought a President was buried today.
The outpouring of love and support for someone who as Obama eloquently put it "had personal failings in a public way" amazed me. I didn't know a lot about him before this week but I now see why he was re-elected Senator under 10 different presidencies. The touching stories of him reaching out to family, friends, politicians, and strangers are what made him the man he will be remembered for.
The two hour mass was poignant. I loved the beautiful rendition of Ave Maria. It sounded awesome on TV and I bet in the Basilica it was amazing. His son Ted Jr's story of his father helping him up a hill after losing his leg put tears in my eyes. Here is a clip of that if you didn't see it.
Also, it was sweet for the grand kids to do the Prayer of the Faithful. Here is that clip.
After the funeral mass was over BPTOT expressed their thoughts on the service.
P.S...On a lighter note, I'm not a fashion aficionado but between all the pearl necklaces I saw the women wearing at the funeral (Michelle O the only exception with that humongous bow) and seeing Julia Child/Julie Powell wearing pearls in the Julie & Julia movie I saw today, pearls must be making a comeback.
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