It was our humble privilege to transport the extended Shriver and Kennedy families to the funeral of R. Sargent Shriver, whom Fox 5 News described as “an energetic idealist who left a legacy of public service.”
Among the hundreds who paid their respects at a wake at Holy Trinity Catholic church in Washington DC last Friday were his daughter, Maria Shriver, and son-in-law, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shriver, the brother-in-law of President John Kennedy and the late Sens. Robert and Edward Kennedy, died last week at the age of 95.
His funeral Mass took place Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, where mourners included celebrities and political figures alike.
“Fifty years ago, President Kennedy told us we should ask what we can do for our country,” (former President) Clinton told the gathering. “A whole generation of us understood what President Kennedy meant by looking at Sargent Shriver’s life.”
Shriver was buried later Saturday in Hyannis, Mass., alongside his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.