"I hope you remember to believe in things 'til you die. I hope you remember to be guided by beliefs powerful enough to change the world. I hope you remember the example of the Peace Corps volunteer, the Head Start parent, the Special Olympics athlete. They, each in their own way, are waging peace. Maybe you will even remember me and my family. Remember the importance of family--of giving and receiving--of love. You have such a chance! Oh, how I wish I were you!!!!"
Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., Yale University Class Day, May 1994
Hundreds gathered at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. to honor a man who in some way touched their lives and their hearts. They came from all walks of life. Teachers and politicians, celebrities and average citizens, rich and poor. On this day, they shared a common bond that was not just about the man--Robert Sargent Shriver , Jr.--Sarge--to those who knew well. They came to honor all that he embodied: service, dedication, compassion, humility, reciprocity and the spirit of charity. But most of all love and respect for all human beings.
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seemed to rise all around me as I was beginning my political involvement. They believed government had an essential part to play in expanding civil rights and reducing poverty and inequality.”
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