An Anecdote from Senator Kennedy’s Memorial Service

I’ve spent quite a lot of time watching the events in Boston and Washington this weekend. Friday night, Senator Orrin Hatch brought me to tears as he spoke of his friend, Ted, at the memorial service that took place at the JFK Library and Museum.

At that same service, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick shared an story I had never heard. It’s about Sen. Kennedy bringing soil from his brothers’ graves to leave with Yitzhak Rabin after the Israeli Prime Minister’s assassination. The anecdote unfolds just about at the 1 hour, 10 minute mark of this video.