Sargent Shriver Funeral Mass Held In Maryland

POTOMAC, MARYLAND (AP) — R. Sargent Shriver was honored Saturday as much for his passion for helping others as his loving hugs and enjoyment of baseball.Shriver, who fulfilled his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy’s campaign promise by startin…

POTOMAC, MARYLAND (AP) — R. Sargent Shriver was honored Saturday as much for his passion for helping others as his loving hugs and enjoyment of baseball.

Shriver, who fulfilled his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy’s campaign promise by starting the Peace Corps, developed the aid organization into an international force. Others who have worked to help others through charities were among hundreds honoring Shriver at a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, the Shriver family’s church in Potomac, Md.

Former President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama, U2 frontman Bono (scroll down to see his performance) and singer Wyclef Jean were among those in attendance, along with members of the Kennedy and Shriver families.

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