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Nursing2015

November 2009, Volume 39 Number 11 , p 64 - 64

Author

  • Joy Ufema RN, MS

Abstract


When I watched the televised coverage of Senator Edward Kennedy's funeral mass, I noticed that his casket was initially covered with an American flag, then with a white funeral pall. Why did the family replace the flag with a different cloth? 



—F.A., MASS.

Senator Kennedy served in the Army for 2 years, qualifying him to receive a military funeral. As a member of the Catholic Church, he was also entitled to a Christian burial. ...

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