PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy is marking Sept. 11 by celebrating thefirst national day of service, signed into law on a bill named forhis father, the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.
The Rhode Island Democrat said Friday his father was honored theact was named for him. In a speech at Pawtucket-based toy makerHasbro Inc., Kennedy remembered the first responders who riskedtheir lives eight years ago, and recalled the words of his uncle,President John F.
Kennedy, who said, "Ask not what your country can do for you.Ask
what you can do for your country."
Kennedy says the country feels the best about itself when it'sworking for a higher purpose. He joined Hasbro workers inassembling supplies for HIV/AIDS workers in Africa, and toy bagsfor homeless children.
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