Heritage, Music and Death: When Irish Eyes are Smiling

The other day, we listed songs, singers and directors from President John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963. This past Friday evening, Kennedy’s brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, was memorialized in a special televised tribute to his past before the burial that was slated for Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery. Z on TV wrote:

Understanding the Modern Christian Funeral

If you were asked to attend a Christian funeral, what can you expect? Without going into the history of Christianity, a few notes about Christian funerals can provide basics for those who are not Christians. Even if you are Christian, you may be a Catholic and the deceased may have been a Baptist. You may realize, in this latter case, that the Christian burial for the deceased may be a new experience for you.

Presidential Funeral Music

If the weather holds against Hurricane Danny, Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial is slated for this evening at Arlington Cemetery. While the news has been filled with information regarding the Senator’s death, honorary tributes to his life, interviews to gather various perspectives on political, friendly and family relationships and even information about where, exactly, the Senator is to be buried, little if anything has been said about the music that might be played during the funeral procession, during the Requiem Mass, or at Arlington Cemetery.

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