Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Righteous Life

By Jack Simony

Sargeant Shriver has died at the age of 95.  A businessman-turned-public servant, Shriver used his place of privilege in our society to boost the place of others, founding the Peace Corps, launching the "War on Poverty" for Lyndon Johnson, and helming his wife Eunice Shriver's brain child, the Special Olympics.  I won't recap his life and formidable accomplishments -- you can read his obituary in any print media to which you turn tonight -- but I will simply say that he was an exemplar: a righteous person, beloved by all who knew him and a benefit to thousands who didn't.  CNN's obituary:


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