Throngs Turn Out to Bid Kennedy Farewell

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2009 4:24 PM CDT
An honor guard loads the casket of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy into a hearse at the Kennedy compound today in Hyannis Port, Mass..   (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
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(Newser) – Thousands of constituents and admirers turned out this afternoon to honor Ted Kennedy as a motorcade bearing the senator's body from his Cape Cod home to his brother's presidential library wound through the streets of Boston. Some wept, some applauded as both locals and out-of-towners flooded to say goodbye. "We’re his family,” one Bostonian told the Globe. “We loved him so much, and we’ll miss him so much."