BOSTON — The Armenian-American community joined the rest of the country last week in mourning the loss of Sen. Edward Kennedy, a larger-than-life political figure and liberal stalwart.
Kennedy, 77, died of brain cancer at his Hyannis Port home on August 25. He had been diagnosed in May 2008.
After a week of mourning that saw his body taken from Cape Cod to lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, with the motorcade passing thousands of mourners, his funeral was held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston on August 29.
He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia as night fell, after a final trip past the US Capitol where hundreds of current and former staffers said farewell.