This Nov. 22, I ask people not to focus on President Kennedy’s death. Instead, focus on his life. Focus on what he was able to accomplish. Remember what he did and what he imagined. Think about his compassion for others and resolve to be more compassionate yourself. Consider his call to service and find the time and space in your life to give back to our country and your community. Try to honor President Kennedy’s life by striving to be compassionate, fair and generous in your own life.
Ted Kennedy Jr. of Branford, Conn., is a disability rights activist and health care lawyer. He wrote this for The Hartford Courant.