Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies: A Memorial
Eunice Kennedy Shriver died today at 88. She invented the Special Olympics in 1968.
She changed the lives of the mentally handicapped: making her beloved and cherished by all Americans.She has a sister who was mentally challenged. Before her time, the mentally challenged were put away in institutions; unable to contribute or have a normal life.
She was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Reagan; the highest medal anyone can receive for theri service to theri country.
Now they can have a normal life and they can compete in a number of sports events at the Special Olympics worldwide!
Our Deepest Condolences to her family and her friends.
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