From Common Ground Common Sense
PS: Thanks to all the links, poems, comments and pictures that made this post so much better than what I could ever dream. -- law
A special thanks to Armando and others who tried to keep the thread in the spirit it was intended
Update [2005-2-2 19:3:26 by lawnorder]: - Many thanks to Arlington Net and Legacy for keeping up the pictures of the funeral, long after Yahoo erased them...
Update [2004-12-6 11:11:48 by lawnorder]: To my surprise, this was a top diary for 3-4 days and keeps on getting comments. A lot of people, like me, got choked up when they saw the picture, for a variety of reasons, and shared their feelings about it here. You can see a lot of people explaining why down below, but I wanted to share this summary I got in my e-mail.
It touched many, perhaps more than you anticipated. It became a forum for many to express their grief that a real human had not become the President It was especially so to those, who like myself, are not into self-deception or conspiracy theories. I believe you have begun an importan aspect of the healing process. I further think that you have begun a new chapter for John Kerry by showing him as an effective and humane person AFTER the election. I suspect that this will be a turning point in perceptions of John Kerry and that this will spread by rippples.
Update [2004-12-8 1:13:31 by lawnorder]: This (and a small blurb at Salon.com) are THE ONLY news pieces on Kerry's attendance to the funeral of an Iraq vet last Thursday. AP has great pictures but no article. Curious, heh ?
2 Very Different Men, Bound Now at Arlington (washingtonpost.com)
Sens. Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry attend the funeral at Arlington for Lance Cpl. Dimitrios Gavriel, a Massachusetts native.
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