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Mass. Lawmakers Pay Respects To Kennedy

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Members of the Massachusetts Legislature are led by the Sergeants at Arms as they walk away from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library after paying their respects to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Friday morning. (AP)
Members of the Massachusetts Legislature are led by the Sergeants at Arms as they walk away from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library after paying their respects to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Friday morning. (AP)

About 100 members of the Massachusetts Legislature have paid their respects to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

They arrived en masse by bus on Friday, following the Sergeants at arms and Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker DeLeo as they entered two-by-two to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a private viewing.

Sen. Stephen Brewer, a Democrat from Barre, said it felt like a dignified family event inside. Standing by Kennedy's casket, he recalled the senator's fight for "the people in the shadows of life."

The lawmakers' arrival was the only interruption to an otherwise calm and reflective day.

This program aired on August 28, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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