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50 Years Ago–We Need To Recall How Connected We Once Were With Robert Kennedy

June 5, 2018

Take a couple of minutes and read this story.   America needs to recall this chapter of our national story.  Where we are now is not how things should be.   There was a time when, even in sadness, there was One Nation.

Then the train started through the long tunnel beneath the Hudson River and soon darkness gave way to a brilliant light as it emerged into a blazing sun that covered the teeming neighborhoods of Newark, New Jersey. Suddenly, as it crossed a trestle above a river there was a fireboat with several firefighters standing on deck, still as sentries, saluting the train and the cargo it carried.

That was just the start of an epic 225 mile rail journey that remains fresh in my mind some 50 years later. Those who stood on station platforms in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and outside Union Station in Washington, D.C., wore the faces and uniforms of America, 1968. Many appeared to have heavy hearts and carried heavy burdens. They wore tee shirts, work shirts, short sleeved white shirts and ties, summer dresses, nurses uniforms, school teachers in skirts, Army uniforms, Marine Corps uniforms.

USA. Tacony, PA. 1968. Robert KENNEDY funeral train.

  1. Aaron permalink
    September 8, 2018 1:06 PM

    We sure need someone to bring us all together and stop what is now happening. Robert Kennedy was someone we all could admire for his able to unify.

  2. smokey3 permalink
    June 5, 2018 10:33 PM

    That was back in the “Good old day” when Democrats were really Democrats, unlike those marching under that banner today. We need some Bobby Kennedy’s today!

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