What did Sen. Ted Kennedy mean to you?
|To me, Ted Kennedy represents what is called a “true American.” He has always promoted education, health care, and the same goes for individual growth.
|I think I wouldn’t have achieved what I did if it weren’t for Sen. Ted Kennedy. Since I retired, he secured insurance [that] I didn’t have before retirement.
|He meant, to me, empowering the people. That sums it up.
Food Service Administrator
|What really inspired me about him is when he endorsed presidential candidate Barack Obama. I also understand that he played an important part in Gov. Deval Patrick’s life. And the family inspired so many people, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s family.
|He was an extraordinary man. He did extraordinary work and he inspired me in an extraordinary way, and I’m here [at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library] to celebrate his legacy.
|The Kennedy name has been synonymous with civil rights and resonates within the inner-city communities. I also remember him from my childhood on the Cape.