IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY–SATURDAY JUNE 8, 1968 FOLLOWING FUNERAL IN NEW YORK TRAIN TAKES SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY FROM NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

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On this day June 8, 1968- fifty years ago- following the funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City- the body of slain Senator Robert Kennedy was taken by train from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to Union Station in Washington, D.C. he would then be taken over to Arlington National Cemetery where he would be buried near his brother John. Along the way to Washington, D.C an estimated 2 million people lined the tracks to pay tribute. The 225 hour trip which usually took 4 hours took over 8 hours due to the train slowing down due to all the mourners along the tracks.

below is a video on Robert Kennedy’s final journey.

 

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2 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY–SATURDAY JUNE 8, 1968 FOLLOWING FUNERAL IN NEW YORK TRAIN TAKES SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY FROM NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

    • I was 7 year old at the time.. when I look back I think how did we survive that year. I forget who said it it might have been Dan Rather- not totally sure but whoever it nailed it- “1968 was America having a nervous breakdown.”

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