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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

sargent shriver, rip

he WAS special and when we think of selflessness we should think of him. when we think of giving we should think of him

Sargent Shriver, 1915-2011: The Kennedy In-Law Who Was the Real Deal

When aging liberals and young progressives think longingly of Camelot and the Great Society, they usually have a mental picture of the Kennedy brothers. But perhaps the purest representative of that era of Big Government idealism was a brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, who died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at a hospital in Maryland at age 95.
Hardly a starry-eyed program was launched in the 1960s without Shriver's imprint..............

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2043117,00.html#ixzz1BSTeoQsd
R. Sargent Shriver Jr.
John Dominis / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images
His family announced his death in a statement.
Mr. Shriver was found to have Alzheimer’s disease in 2003 and on Sunday was admitted to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, where he died. He had been in hospice care in recent months after his estate in Potomac, Md., was sold last year............

Sargent Shriver: A life of grace

By Colman McCarthy

It took only a walk with Sargent Shriver to learn how deeply loved and loving he was. Former Peace Corps volunteers, from the early days of the program that he began in 1961, or ones just back from stints in Third World outposts, would stop Sarge to thank him, embrace him and tell him stories about their life-changing service.
Countless others approached him on airport concourses, city sidewalks and elsewhere: people whose lives were changed because of the anti-poverty programs that Shriver started in the Johnson administration - Legal Services, Head Start, Job Corps, Community Action,VISTA, Upward Bound...........



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