Everyone can identify with how difficult it is to lose someone in his or her family, but can you imagine having to grieve on a public stage? How lucky it was that events ran late so the Kennedys could have some privacy from our peering eyes as they were shrouded in darkness while saying their final goodbyes to a man they loved.
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Bugler Army Sgt. Major Woodrow English plays taps during burial ceremony of Sen. Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. Kennedy, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, more than a year after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.