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Sixth Floor Museum Remembers Ted Kennedy


by Stephen Becker 26 Aug 2009

KERA’s BJ Austin passes along this report about the Sixth Floor Museum’s plans to honor the late Sen. Ted Kennedy: The Sixth Floor Museum documents the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy during a motorcade through downtown Dallas. But archivist Gary Mack says the Museum goes beyond that single tragic event. Mack: “We have […]

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KERA’s BJ Austin passes along this report about the Sixth Floor Museum’s plans to honor the late Sen. Ted Kennedy:

The Sixth Floor Museum documents the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy during a motorcade through downtown Dallas. But archivist Gary Mack says the Museum goes beyond that single tragic event.

Mack: “We have a whole history of the Kennedy family and the Kennedy legacy. We’re hoping that Senator Ted Kennedy’s legacy, which is a lifelong commitment to public service, is what people will remember about him.

Yvonne Entjes, from the Netherlands, signed the Memory Book for Senator Kennedy. She says her visit to Dealey Plaza and the Museum was especially poignant.

Entjes: “I also say when I go to Dallas I want to see the shooting site from (sic) JFK, because he was a great president. As a matter of fact, I think the whole Kennedy family was … ah … great leaders.”

Frank Alaimo, a firefighter from Connecticut, says as a Republican he frequently disagreed with Sen. Kennedy’s politics. But as he toured the Museum, his thoughts were with the Kennedy family.

Alaimo: “It just seems like they’ve had so much tragedy in their family for being such prominent people. It just seems odd that they’ve had the luck they’ve had and the misfortune, along with the prosperity they’ve had.”

The Memory Book for Senator Ted Kennedy will be available at the Sixth Floor Museum through the weekend, possibly longer.

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