If this man should fall, who will lift the flag and carry on….
Brigadier General George C. Strong to the 54th Colored Regiment of Massachusetts. July 18, 1863

I am not watching network or cable news (online) today. If needed, you can read the Boston Globe aritcle here. I’d rather remember in my own way and carry on the fight for health insurance reform.

Edward Kennedy, Senator of Massachusetts, brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Also known as the “Lion of the Senate.”

Update – Thursday, 8/27/09
A priviate mass will take place at the Kennedy home in Hyannis Point at noon today for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. At 1 pm the family and Senator Kennedy will leave Hyannis Point by motorcade to Boston. Senator Kennedy will lie in repose in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. All memorial services and mass will be in Boston. He will be buried in Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA on Saturday. The motorcade route and a full schedule of public and private ceremonies is posted on this site – www.tedkennedy.org.

I did take a look at one cable news clip. Vice President Joe Biden’s tribute to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Because it’s pool footage and not commentary, I watched. Joe keeps it real.