Edward Kennedy's Funeral is Held in Boston

Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, The world will long remember their son Edward as the heir to a weighty legacy, a champion for those who had none, the soul of the Democratic Party, and the lion of the United States Senate — a man whose name graces nearly 1,000 laws, and who penned more than 300 laws himself.”

— President Obama

Kennedy's grave will bear a white oak cross at the head, and a white marble marker at the foot, identical to the one that marks Robert's plot. No other crosses are like it at Arlington, which has more than 300,000 headstones, according to John Metzler Jr., the cemetery's superintendent.

Earlier Saturday, Kennedy was mourned in a funeral Mass in Boston, in his home state. The passing of the Kennedy clan's patriarch brought together four U.S. presidents, more than half of the Senate, plus Hollywood stars, sports legends and foreign dignitaries.